Today was the annual pumpkin races in Manhattan Beach. I only made it down to the pier for the last few heats and championship, but its always a fun event. Pumpkins are decorated with all kinda of things, as are a good many of the younger revelers. Pumpkins race in heats down the hill (much like a Pinewood Derby) until the final heats determind the champion. The weather was perfect, and afterward my friend Pat and my neighbor & friend Laura joined me for a fix of Simmzy's, followed by a round of hitting a few watering holes with Laura. On the bike ride home we both said those eternal words "why don't we do this more often?"