Sunday, October 25, 2009

An Annual Tradition: Apple Hill

For many years now, Brian and I have traveled to Apple Hill in the fall with our friends, Steve, Nicole and Tyler. Last year, we had a delightful time, but I completely forgot to bring my camera. As you will see, I tried to make up for it by taking lots of photos this year!

Anyone for a Granny Smith apple?

How about a gourd?

Or maybe some fishing?

Brian, Steve and Tyler hung out by the pond at High Hill. They saw fish jump up out of the water, a turtle swim up to the surface, and ducks lazily paddle by. Meanwhile, Nicole and I meandered through the craft booths. Neither one of us found anything we had to have, but it was fun browsing through all of the creations on display. We looked specifically for Wagon Works, one of my favorite vendors who makes handcrafted items out of the old barn wood, but they were nowhere to be found.

After leaving High Hill, we searched for a place to eat lunch. Sitting at this picnic table amid an orchard of apple trees, we feasted on homemade sandwiches and listened to live bluegrass music.

I tried to snap several close-up shots of Tyler, but EVERY time I attempted to take his picture, he scrunched up his face like this...funny boy!

After lunch, we visited Apple Ridge Farms, a place we'd never been to before. Tyler loved the plethora of kid-friendly activities.

He petted the farm animals,

rode on a pony,

and darted through the hay maze several times...

before posing with Mom and Dad for a picture.

We thought we'd pose for a picture, too.
(Can you believe it? The pumpkins to our left and right are real! Each one was $50.)

Our last stop: Kids Inc.
Even though it's known as Home of the Walkin' Pie, our favorite dessert--hands down--is their Apple Crisp. A spoonful of cider sauce on top, along with a scoop of vanilla ice cream complete this heavenly treat!

UM, UM, good! :-)

Lastly, in an effort to stave off Apple Crisp comas, we strolled through the pumpkin patches for a few minutes before climbing back into the car and journeying home. What an awesome day!

1 comment:

Katie Beth said...

I LOVED all the pictures! Thanks, Jen! My favorite was the Granny Smith apple one... all of those greens together are heavenly! Glad you guys had a great time!

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