October 27, 2010
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After over 5 years of living in the South, we finally visited an apple orchard! I know that you are probably thinking “What’s the big deal with apple orchards?” Well, having grown up in a rural part of New England, I was used to being around apple orchards, and they were always a huge part of the autumn season for me. As soon as the apple harvest started we would begin our weekly stops at our favorite orchard every Sunday afternoon on the way home from church. Then there were the fall festivals with hay rides to the pumpkin patches, banjo players and folk music concerts, and little country stores filled to the brim with everything you might need to eat or decorate with for fall. But we hadn’t seen a single apple orchard since we moved here until this year. My dad (having missed the orchards after retiring here last fall) did some research and found Scott’s Orchard not too far away so we made a little trip up there.
We enjoyed showing Gabe all the apples and the workers sorting them behind the scenes. He got to choose most of the apples in our sack.
We also tried apple cider slushies – sooo good!
It was a fun trip – thanks Dad!!