Saturday, October 17, 2009

apple orchard

Today was a beautiful fall day! It was sunny and much warmer than it has been for a while! My car thermometer said '49' degrees! It was NOT snowing, it was NOT raining, and it was NOT too cold! It was perfect!

It was the perfect day to venture to the apple orchard. We have made this a family tradition every fall for the past 18+ years to head out to the Pine Tree Apple Orchard for a fun filled family outing.

Well this year Drew and I were the only ones that wanted to go- various reasons were given- but Drew and I decided the day was just too perfect to pass up. =0)

The first thing we did was to take a wagon ride. This is always a favorite and the scenery is amazing!



Our next stop was a hike up the hill to the corn maze.


This is always so much fun! After entering the maze you look for these wood boxes with letter clues on them. Drew is writing his clue down on his paper.


This year there were 7 letters to find along the maze and these letters are scrambled and spell a word. We had a lot of fun searching for all the clues!


If you get the word correct you receive a prize at the end! A juicy red apple!



Then it was off to the pumpkin patch.


And a sweet lady offered to take our picture for us.


Drew "picking some apples."


(OK, this is NOT a pick your own apple orchard, but I couldn't resist posing Drew for this picture.=0)

And of course at the end, we stopped at the apple barn to buy some apples and some baked goodies to bring home!

Thanks for an awesome afternoon, Drew!!!


Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

That looked like a really fun outing! I've always wanted to go to a corn maze!


Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

What a nice "One on One" day with your son. The weather looked beautiful...perfect for the corn maze!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun day! I'm a Minnesotan too and was VERY happy to have the warmer weather this past weekend!
pk @ Room Remix