Friday, September 25, 2015

Fall Fun at the Apple Orchard

Fall is here!  Even though it doesn’t quite feel like it some days.

Last weekend didn’t quite feel like fall – it was actually pretty darn hot, but we had some fall fun anyway.

My parents are here visiting, and we decided to take a trip to Paulus Orchards for some apple picking.  We went to Paulus last summer to pick blueberries, but we hadn’t been back since.

It didn’t take us long to fill up our bag tip top full of apples.  Of course we had to taste test each of the different varieties too (honeycrisp, fuji, jonagold, golden delicious, crimson crisp, and a couple others).  We all agreed that our favorite were Crimson Crisp (at least those of us who can talk).  I loved that the trees were small enough for all of the kids to be able to pick apples on their own.

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After picking 20+ pounds of apples, we bought wristbands for the play area.  Both the little kids and the big kids had fun!  We had fun with pedal cars, giant lincoln logs, giant checkers, rubber duck races, pipe slides, pipe runs, a cow train, and more.  That cow train – let me tell ya – Evelyn and I rode it together, and if I were farther along in this pregnancy, I’m pretty sure it would have sent me into labor.  That thing was BUMPY!!!!

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We also tried our hand at the corn maze.  The sign said that it should take 20ish minutes to make it through.  Well, after 30-45 minutes, we finally found our way out – back out the entrance the same way we came in!

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It was a great day full of family fun and good food at the orchard!  And no, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get pictures in our coordinating Aggie maroon!

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9 comments:

Traci@TheHallway said...

So fun!! And NO, Never pass up a family photo op, especially in coordinating attire!!! Picture is on point!! Xoxo

Amanda B. said...

love the family photo, such a pretty orchard!

Jen said...

Such a pretty place, I love stuff like this.

Alejandra said...

I wish so badly that we could go apple picking! I've never been! This looks like a fantastic family day! And y'all ALWAYS look wonderful! I love the matching!

Meg Taylor said...

What an awesome place - so much for the kids to do! I love your family photo so much :)

Rachel Ross said...

You guys are so cute! What a fun day!

♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

Im so jealous of your apple picking adventures I want to go so badly and can never seem to find a good place around us. Looks like y'all had a great time though!!!

Lux G. said...

Oh the outdoors during this time of the year is just amazing. I see you're all enjoying it. :)

Have a wonderful weekend.

Lux G. said...

Oh the outdoors during this time of the year is just amazing. I see you're all enjoying it. :)

Have a wonderful weekend.