My perfect fall dayPosted: October 22, 2011
Fall is just the BEST! It always reminds me how much I love running because the weather is perfect, and it is so entertaining to watch the world around you transform in a matter of days. I think I have been especially observant this year because I’ve been so excited to experience my first New England fall. Brendan and I have been wanting to go apple picking for a few weeks now, but this weekend was the first time we actually had some time for it! On our way out the door, I was pleasantly surprised to find this lovely gem in the mailbox…
YAY! I have become a SUPER loyal Starbucks drinker on my walk to work every morning, and I use my gold card every time! I think this is my third free drink. I get SO excited!
We drove an hour outside Boston to Honey Pot Orchards in Stow, MA. The drive was wonderful because we drove through a bunch of smaller old towns with gorgeous old churches and wonderful foliage.
I’m not sure we really became expert apple pickers. We definitely decided that we had gotten our money’s worth by the time we left because we dropped/threw a lot of apples. OOPS.
We didn’t throw ALL of those apples on the ground… lol I swear!
It was such a beautiful crisp fall day…
The ladders were super sketch just leaning on the branches, but I was pumped… until I got a few steps up… and then I was shaking.
Of course, the apples at the top, just a few feet away from the ladder always looked better than the ones we could reach…
We ended up with 19 apples in a bag + 1 apple eaten on the job = 20 apples (the accounting literature says we don’t count the apples we threw on the ground) and a fun fall outing for only $15. Great deal!
What a beautiful place! I can’t wait to come back next year, but right now I have to go figure out what to do with all these apples!!!! Any great EASY ideas?