Monday, October 19, 2009

a weekend getaway

I was very excited to get away for a little relaxation this weekend. Each year we go up to the mountains and pick apples. This year was extra fun because we stayed at a friend's house at Wintergreen. The fun began on Friday night with dinner at The Devil's Backbone. Saturday morning we got up and had breakfast and then set out for a day full of fun!
Every year we manage to pick apples on the hottest fall day of the season. We were very excited to go on a cool crisp fall day this year. However, we quickly learned that a warm September day is a much better day for picking apples. We waited too late this year and this tiny apple was about all we had to show for our apple picking. Bryce enjoyed our find!

We usually borrow an apple picker from Jason's sister because the orchard never has enough. Well we forgot to borrow it this year and unfortunately the only apples worth picking were at the VERY top of the trees. I broke the rules and climbed a tree because I was determined to come back with something. Don't laugh at the nerd in the tree!

Almost there....

My prize!

The girls!

We had to buy this apple since Bryce liked it so much!

Our little worm

Our little family (minus Macy....she had a great time playing with Abi and Ginger)

After we went apple picking, we went to Cheeseburger in Paradise for lunch and then we did some wine tasting at Veritas Vineyard and Winery! We ended our outing with a treat from Starbucks before heading back to the house for chili and football.

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