This is my favorite time of year.
Pumpkin . . . the leaves changing colors . . . and of course, apples! I have never picked my own apples before and I really wanted to do that this year. This was the perfect weekend for it.
After breakfast and a workout, Corey and I set out for some Subway, which we ate on the way to the apple orchard.
We ate our sandwiches on the way to the orchard and had a nice time chatting and spending some quality time together. After a while, I may or may not have fallen asleep. What can I say? A moving vehicle puts me to sleep every time.
After a little over an hour, we were at a little apple house in Ellijay, GA.
We browsed the store a little when we first got there and there was so much to see!
Next, it was time to pick some apples. I was a little disappointed at first because they only had two varieties available for picking: Rome Black and Arkansas Beauty. I had no idea how either of those tasted. But was I going to let that stop me? Heck, no!
People had obviously picked a lot of apples before us. Pretty much the only ones left were the ones high in the trees . . . too high for us to reach.
But Corey (aka my hero) was going to do everything he could to make sure I got some apples! So he got the brilliant idea to climb the tree to get to them.
Of course, I had to “sample” the product . . .
The taste test result? Best apple ever!
Finally, I found an apple that was low enough for me to reach.
I don’t know what a peck is, but we got a half of one.
After picking some apples, Corey and I headed into the store to buy some fried goodness.
But then I saw the apple cider doughnuts and I just had to have a taste! But I may have bought a fried strawberry pie to eat for dessert later.
And I just had to wash the doughnut down with some fresh apple cider. So good!
It was an awesome day and I can’t wait to eat/bake with the apples that I bought today.
And after a long drive home (where I took a little nap), we came home to make a big pot of chili and catch up on some shows that were taking up space on the DVR.
Don’t forget about dessert!
Love those pies!
Now I have to go catch up on some shows. I still don’t know who got kicked off Project Runway or who got fired on The Apprentice.