Saturday, October 10, 2009

We got the full Gypsy experience...

Gypsy Apples that is! My biggest goal this fall was to take my kids to pick apples at an Orchard. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, since I had never done this before either, but I could hardly contain my excitement this morning as we were driving in through the little town of Emmett, Idaho.
The drive there was gorgeous, few cars along the highway and just far enough away to make you feel like you are away from it all. My kind of day.
Our GPS, seemed to be a "little off" and at first we kept missing our turn. Yeah, I know, what?!?! When we finally turned the stupid GPS off, we were able to find the place a lot faster. We found it by doing the ol' fashion "peel your eyes kids"! Technology...pft! (Let me say this: Brandon continues to refuse to comment on this incident with his beloved IPhone.)
We pull up to this near empty parking area near the orchard. Almost immediately we were greeted by this super sweet woman, equally excited that we were there visiting. I love small towns for this reason. I will admit, I know very little about apples, except that they are found near the bananas at the grocery store. Luckily for us, this sweet woman loved really seemed to love to talk apples. It was so fun, definitely added to the whole experience. The apples we picked so juicy and delicious. The funnest fact was that this particular type of apple is only grown in this area. I don't remember the "scientific" name for it, but I remember they were referred to as Gypsy Apples, from the cutest, fullest dwarf trees. There was no climbing required so they were the perfect size for Issy and I. She young...I am just short.
We picked our apples, weighted, and ate a few before packing up and heading home. It was cold out there, but no one seemed to mind. It was simple, quality family time. Did I already say that this is my favorite time of year? This will be another thing I can look forward to again next year. I am starting this new tradition.

Now....If you have a good apple recipe please pass it along. I have a ton of apples and I am sure my kids will hate me if I make them eat nothing but apple sauce through the winter.



Taryn said...

What great photos, and what a fun thing to do as a family!
I love apples, but my dear boyfriend is allergic to them, so we have to be careful. Now that it's fall, all I can think about is some good apple cider! YUMmmmmm!
Stopping by from SITS!
Hope you have a wonderful day!


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