October 2, 2012

31 Days of Halloween: Apple Orchard

Day 2: Apple Orchard
Johnathon and I decided to try something new this year and take the girls to an apple orchard for the very first time.
Around 11am we started the hour long drive to Julian, California.
We spent the first hour or so walking down their Main Street and enjoying their many craft stores, eateries and, of course, the atmosphere.
We  decided to have a quick lunch before we headed to the orchard.
Madelynn insisted on being ornery and not letting me take her picture...little stinker.

Finally we get a picture with all five of us.

On our walk back to the car, we stopped by a little window and ordered our slice of fresh apple pie with a scoop of ice cream.
Alyssa, Allison and I enjoyed our apple cider while we waited on the pie and Johnathon took Madelynn into a nearby store. 

The orchards were a short drive from their Main Street and were easy to find.

We settled on the first one we came to, but there were others to choose from.

The bags were $10 each and you could walk around and fill them as you wanted. There were aisles and aisles of apple trees. 

The girls were a little disappointed that they couldn't climb the trees, but they had a good time seeing who could find the largest apple.

Most of the apples were on the small side, but that's perfect for what we need. The girls are always asking for an apple and these are just their size.

It was funny watching Madelynn help herself to a little snack while we walked the aisles. I tried to explain to her that she couldn't do that, but that was a pointless conversation.

Alyssa and Allison had so much fun. It was worth the hour drive to see the smiles on their faces.

And then it got hot.
Very hot.
The girls were starting to get fussy so we took our two bags of apples and headed for the car.

We all had a blast and can't wait to go again next year.

 Tomorrow, for our 31 Days of Halloween, we will be making Jell-O worms.

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