Monday, October 24, 2011

Fall traditions

For the last 4 years, we’ve made it a tradition to visit a local apple orchard/pumpkin patch with our friends. More people join us every year, and we always seem to get a really good turnout.
We had a beautiful day for the trip this weekend. The sun was shining, the leaves were glowing, and the temperatures were a perfect balance between crisp and balmy.
It was also Charlotte’s first trip to the orchard (obviously, since she’s only 2 weeks old!). She was on her very best behavior. In fact, I think she slept the whole time.
Last year we couldn’t pick apples because the trees had all been damaged by late season storms. We were looking forward to picking some this year. But the trees were pretty picked over, so we ended up picking an already bundled bag from the orchard store. We still had fun walking through the aisles though. Did I mention it was a beautiful day?
We finished the trip by going out to dinner – it is half of the tradition after all. We were done early enough that a nearby bar and grill could easily accommodate our group of 17 without any wait.

It was the perfect way to end a great afternoon. The day left me feeling grateful for so many things, especially our one-of-a-kind friends!

Don't you just love this season? Do you have any fall traditions?

1 comment:

  1. Looks like so much fun! I love traditions like this!