Monday, October 20, 2008

{ a day in the life... }

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Yesterday we had no commitments or obligations...we didn't have to be anywhere--such a rarity. Typically, we would see this as an opportunity to dive right into our never ending to do list and tackle some household chores. 

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Instead,  we packed a picnic, grabbed some friends, and headed to Apple Hill--an association of 50+ Apple Farms nestled in the nearby foothills and an idyllic spot to sample the Fall season at its best.

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A late season freeze at blossom time meant the pickings were, well...a bit slim. The face painting, train ride, and hay maze, however, more than made up for it. Little one will tell you the highlight for her was playing 'big sis' for a day to our friends' four year old twin girls--what a treat!

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Insider's Guide:
If you live in or near Northern California, Apple Hill makes for a perfect day trip, or better yet, a weekend away. Don't miss:

The kiddie train {and apple pumpkin bread and butter} at 
The wineries--some of California's best--scattered throughout the area. 
My favorites: Boeger and Lava Cap 
The fresh, made from scratch, sweet cider donuts found at 
Rainbow Orchards.


nichole said...

Picturesque! Fall outings are my favorite. Cider donuts are a close second.

mayaluna said...

Beautiful photos...sounds like a magical day.

Cindy said...

your photos look great - i just love the reflection in the top one! and, all those apples.

Mary said...

Looks like a lovely time. I also feel so fortunate to live near lots of farms. Apple-picking is the perfect Fall activity.

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Oh....good for you Suzanne! I am SO glad you went on a picnic and didn't do chores! :) Little one is so absolutely beautiful(even as a puppy) and I Know she had a great time playing "big sis".....Elena loves that too! Have a wonderful Tuesday darlin!

Kimberly Michelle said...

everyone keeps talking about Apple Hill, and we still haven't made it up... but it is only our 2nd fall here.
Now I'm craving a visit!

ThePeachTree said...

I'm ready to hop a plane :)

Kasey said...

makes me want to move back to Cali!

Julia said...

YEAH! you did exactly what everyone says they'll do when they have the time and don't! I'm so, so happy :)

Great images and insider notes!

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