Sunday, September 15, 2013

A Delightfully Delicious Day at the Apple Orchard

It's that time of year again. Apple orchards, pumpkin patches and parties!!! I love when the season turns to Fall. The crispness of the air and the smell of apple cider and pumpkin spice. They all get me in the mood to be outdoors and enjoy time with loved ones.

Just last weekend I had a wonderful time with my family. My girls and I, along with my sister and her husband and son, met at the local apple orchard. We browsed around the gift shop, played with the animals and rode a wagon for a tour of the orchard. The children were able to pick a few apples and we all learned what it takes to run an apple orchard. It's a lot of work and I was in awe of how many different types of apples there are. After the wagon ride the kids went back to play with the animals and the adults went to the orchard's restaurant to do a little apple wine and hard cider taste testing. I ended up buying the Jalapeño Hard Cider. It definitely had some bite to it!

Though we were only there for a couple hours, it felt good to get out of the house and spend an afternoon with my fun loving family. I forgot my camera but thankfully my sisters is never without hers. Following are some photos of my two daughters and my nephew. My youngest is only in a few, she's a little camera shy.






 
 




 
 
 




Some how, my sister and brother in-law escaped having their picture taken. I'll have to remedy that nest time. Perhaps when we go to the pumpkin patch. Of course, I'll remember to bring my camera.


Blessings to all, Viv


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  1. It looks like you all had a great time!

    Blessings,

    Victoria

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  2. Looks wonderful! I'm glad you had such a fun day out with the family! :)

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    1. Thank you Emma. We had a blast!

      Blessings, Viv

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  3. What a great weekend you had. I remember pumpkin picking in the area where I grew up. Good hardy fun.
    You have a lovely family.
    Mary

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    1. Good Morning Mary. Thank you! I love going to a pumpkin patch to find that perfect pumpkin. We always have a good time carving them.

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  4. What a magickal day. So glad to see all these smiling faces!

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    1. Good Morning Justen. It was a great day full of smiles and laughter.

      Much love, Viv

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  5. What a fun and fab day. It makes me smile--the story and the pictures. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. good morning Beth. You are very welcome. I loved that the kids rolled down the hill. I almost wanted to join them. I say almost because if I did, I would surely have broken a bone or two.

      Much love, Viv

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  6. Hi Viv! What a great day you had! Your daughters are so cute. I loved seeing the kids rolling down the hill. That was the kids right? Not the adults after "cider" tasting?

    Where I live we have "Apple Hill" September through November. I'm going to be in one of the vendor booths at one of the many orchards. I'm so excited (and nervous). Your pictures reminded me of all the years we have spent visiting the orchards with my kids. We still do even though they are adults now.

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    1. Hi Robin, Thank you! Luckily, we only had a short time to taste the cider or that would have been the adults rolling down the hill.

      "Apple Hill" sounds fun. I'm excited along with you for your booth. I wish you many sales!!

      I hope my girls and I continue to have lots of fun together as they we grow older.

      Blessings, Viv

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  7. AW..such a super fun and beautiful post! So endearing and special spendiing time together!Yum..the cider sounds lovely...and those cute animals and horses are adorable! Thanks for always spreading your magic!! I am smiling..!I love this magical time of year too!
    Hugs and massive sparkles dear kindred sister!
    xo
    Vixtoria

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    1. Hi Victoria, Thank you. It was a magical day filled with fun and laughter. Watching the kids play with animals and roll down the hill was priceless. They spend way too much indoors these days.

      Hugs my kindred sister, Viv

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  8. Jalapeño Hard Cider? That sounds pretty wild! I can't really imagine what that would taste like besides spicy. Nice pictures! I can tell you had a fun time.

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    1. Hi Justine... That cider was awesome. I'm going to have to go back soon for more. We did have a great time!

      Cheers, Viv

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  9. So much fun! I love the pictures! Rolling down the hill! LOL! Too cute! My mom and I have to go to the apple orchard soon! I love going there! They have a nice gift shop too ;o) Big Hugs my friend ;o)

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    1. Hi Stacy... I think I might have to join them on the next t hill roll. They would get a kick out of Moma joining them. Have fun with your mom at the orchard!

      Hugs and love, Viv

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  10. A magical and wonderful time of year we're adventuring into. Looks like a really fun time was had by all. Definitely getting a craving for apple cider! -lol-
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

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    1. Hi Queenie... I have had a craving for apple cider for a few weeks now. Love the stuff. This is most definitely a magical time of year!

      Blessings, Viv

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