On our trip our neighbor Miss Terri took care of the garden. We had a ton of rain while we were gone and I guess the pumpkin didn't like it.. It rotted. She said it was a sad, day when the smelly, moldy, rotten pumpkin had to be put in a bag and put in the trash. She knew the kids were looking forward to having it as a jack o lantern for halloween. That was the first things when we hopped out of my FIL van, how big is the pumpkin. Oh well, such is that in the life of a gardener. Some things make it, and others don't.
The vine is still flowering and we still may get one yet, there is a lot of growing season left here.