Fall Approaches

 - by Gretel

Fall is encroaching, along with beautiful warm sunshine and cool evenings.  This is one of the best times of year where we live, and we are enjoying it greatly.

We had a couple outings recently, taking advantage of the gifts of the season.  The first was a trip to one of the best parks in the area, where there is a great play structure.

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Of course, every time we go to the park the girls, they are focused on only one activity:

Swinging…

…and more swinging.

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Despite all the fun to be had in the rest of the park.  Still, the day was beautiful, and we had a great time.

Our second trip was today up to a local apple orchard.  We love the bounty of this area!  There are several pick your own orchards, but Evelyn went to this one on a field trip earlier this week.  The apple that she brought back was so good that we decided to make the drive ourselves.

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It was a little rainy, but there were several acres of apple trees to explore, along with a fun play area.

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There was an apple ride as well, where the girls could spin themselves.  It was very popular.

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There was a great track with pedal tractors too, which both girls enjoyed.

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The bounty of the day was a peck of apples, a half gallon of local honey, and a half gallon of maple syrup.  I’m going to be peeling apples tomorrow, that’s for sure.