Carried the pumpkin the whole way? Wow.
Jon had a blast a few years back, drew a vampire scorecard first thing, studied the map, concluded the best route to clear it, and then hid in ambush waiting for Eric Bone. At least I think it was Eric - anyway, he and Peter basically made off with a full score card right at the end. So your pumpkin-carrying could have been worth it if you got a crazy vampire like Jon!
Haha, in a way, that's the opposite strategy that we had! Instead of muscling a pumpkin 'round the course and making it in the nick of time, Jon did no physical work in favor of a little bit of mental work! :)