On Sunday, we went to pick apples at Homestead Farm in Maryland.
The drive out wasn't too long, and it was a gorgeous day. The kids were quite excited about the whole thing and had a great time seeking out the best apples. Soren was insistent that we get a few different varieties, so we came home with mostly Fuji, some Sun Crisp and a few Braeburn. It didn't take long at all to fill up our bushel basket (27+ lbs!), so we were done pretty quickly.
The farm had a big hay pile for kids to play in, so we made a detour there on our way to check out. Soren did a lot of leaping off of things and throwing hay at Eleri. Eleri did a lot of climbing and giggling.
I'm really glad we decided to go in the morning. Headed home, traffic in the opposite direction was barely crawling. If we'd delayed by an hour or so getting out the door, I suspect we'd have given up and turned around before we even made it halfway there! But instead, we completely lucked out with the traffic and were home by lunchtime.
And now...to figure out what exactly to do with all of these apples...