October 13, 2008
We had the most fabulous weekend. The weather was perfect - high 60s and clear blue skies. The foliage is at its peak, so the trees are amazing reds and oranges and yellows. Everybody was out enjoying the beautiful days.
Check #2 off the list! Saturday morning's activity was apple-picking. I've gone apple-picking every year I've lived in Boston, but the farm I always went to has turned into a theme park. It has become ridiculously expensive, and you're forced to pay for a train ride out to the orchard - an entrance fee before you even pay anything for your apples! The prices skyrocketed again last year, and we vowed never to go back. That's not what "pick your own" means to me. So this year we did some research to find other farms in the area. We found several. The one we went to was only 15 minutes from our house, and it was exactly what I was looking for. There's nothing there except a farm stand with the usual farmer's market goodies. When you drive out to the orchard, there's nothing except a small stand to buy your bags. So we bought our bags and walked out to the trees. Perfect!
The little boy had fun, and he ate several apples throughout the morning. There's not much better in this world than eating a super-juicy red apple straight from the tree!