A Fall Outing that Helps Keep the Doctor Away?

Fall is here and it is time for lots of good things:  cooler temperatures, awesome colors of the trees as they move to winter “mode”, and apple picking!

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Beautiful day and beautiful apples

I was invited by friend to join them in taking their young daughters for a fun outing of apple picking about an hour or so north of Atlanta in the north Georgia mountains at Hillcrest Orchards.  This is something I was highly unlikely to ever put on my quite-full to-do or want-to-do list but the opportunity to be with friends and see the kids do something like this was something I did not want to miss.

I have no mind for types of plants or fruits.  I know an apple is an apple but if you put three different apples in front of me, I’d be hard pressed to tell you if they are this or that.  So that’s my way of saying don’t ask me what types I saw or which was my favorite :)  It will also explain why no photo caption will say anything more specific than “apples.”

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An apple… or an apple cam??!!

The girls had a lot of fun going around the multiple aisles of different kinds of apples and picking them from the tree (not the ground!).

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A busy little picker, being picky about her apples

They left with greatly loaded bags, too heavy for them to carry.  But the important part is they had fun!  And so did we watching them enjoy themselves though I may also add the beautiful day up in the north Georgia mountains was quite enjoyable.

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Leaving the grounds after a successful picking…

 Do you have other fall traditions?  – or other traditions that help keep the doctor away? :)

Comments

  1. Not much defines fall more than apple picking! Up here in New England it is considered a rite of passage as a kid and adult.
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  2. I can’t say I’ve ever been apple picking except for when I was a kid growing up in Arkansas. My mom had two apple trees in our yard, so every time I’d mow under them I’d pick an apple. That’s been a long time ago. I need to do this.
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    • Kids love it, Lance. And it gives a chance to get them out of the house! I grew up in a tropical place so no apples. We picked mangoes :)

  3. This year especially apples have been plentiful and delicious!!!!

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