last weekend was my first time apple-picking! (or anything-picking.) my lovely friend maeve drove zach, matt, and i up to warwick, ny for delicious nom-noms.
when we got there, it was more crowded than we thought it would be. it seemed to be all l.l. bean families and their dogs. parents getting sloshed on hard apple cider (more like WEAK apple cider, ha), and kids running wild. it was an interesting scene. it felt like we were the only adults there without kids.
then we got driven up to the orchard on a tractor by this guy!
then we went a-pickin'...
maeve wore *the perfect* apple picking dress to this occasion.
i know she'll kill me for posting these, because she's camera shy. but isn't she just gorgeous? doesn't she look like she could just live forever in an apple orchard? i wanna bask for a second...
anyway, i was really sad that seemingly, there were no macintosh. it's the only type of apple i really cared about finding and eating. but lo and behold, right as we were leaving, we found the macintosh. and luckily, they were plentiful.
and i stuffed my purse with as many as i could carry.
our story was soured a bit by the fact that as we were leaving, we got stuck in the mud and bumped into the car next to us. we had to wait for the owner of the other car to show up... we were so close to the other car, we were afraid of doing damage even by being towed out.
this was then followed by a 2-hour drive in search of food, and ended with the "family-style" dinner for 4 at boston market in some random town.
still, we'll always have this...
... and too many apples to eat.
in what ways have you been enjoying your fall so far??