At Jack's daycare, they like to involve the parents in special events such as field trips. Last year it was strawberry picking and this year we went to Stribling Orchard to pick Apples. Stribling Orchard is just off 66 a the foot of the Appalachian Mountains.
We arrived and made our way up a meandering hill, picking apples all along the way, macintosh, granny smith, japonica, and red delicious. After getting to the top, we stopped for a few minutes to eat our lunch at a picnic site and draw a picture for a diary of the day of some of the things we saw along the way (apples?).
It was much easier to walk down the hill than walking up, and when we got to the bottom we had a chance to go inside their little store and purchase some of the goods they had like preserves, pumpkins and other stuff. I wanted to get some honey from apple blossoms, but they were out.
All in all, it was a fun day, the bus trip back was fun and I kidded around with some of the other kids on the bus. Kate said I had an audience.
Some of the boys at the Pumpkin patch.
Orchard tree row.
The "Red-Vest Cult" of little people.
Kate and Jack at the Orchard.
Jack and his hand-picked Apple.
Smilin' Jack at the Orchard.
The top of the hill with the Orchard in the background.
(Cheese!) and Apples.
Apples on the trees at the Orchard.