The month of October seems too short in some ways. It is the month when fall really gets going and new kinds of outdoor fun beckons -- pumpkin picking, apple pressing, leaf collecting, doughnut parties, school events . . . But alas, this October it seemed we didn't have enough weekends to fit everything in. We did, however, get our "fall fix" when Grandma and Grandpa came to town a couple weeks back. We ventured to Gordon's Farm in Skagit Valley for a lovely day of pumpkins, apple picking, a picnic, a molasses cookie, and some tractor riding.