Sunday, October 07, 2007
Saturday's Adventure: Apple-Picking
We have never been apple picking as a family. We chose to make our first venture this Saturday, along with my daughter's kindergarten class.
When I first heard where we were going, I was really excited, because it was the same town where we had our 3-Generation Photoshoot. Warwick, New York is really beautiful. I am sure this is the case for most of the state of New York. The drive up was so beautiful with the leaves just starting to change colors, and the Pumpkin Farmstands here and there.
The orchard itself was very steep. It was quite a hike just to walk around from one lot to the next. There was a beautiful view down into the valley.
Our only complaints, being the non-naturish people that we are, were the HEAT and the DIRT. My husband was so patient, driving into the DIRT of this orchard, having JUST washed the car. Whoops. Sorry honey.
After the picking and the farmstand, and lunching, we stopped by a great ice cream stop. Bellvale Creamery's ice cream is ok, (I've had WAY better), but it's the view that you stop for. To sit there and eat delicious ice cream and look down into the valley with the gorgeous leaves and the farms and the hawks flying overhead, is really surreal. To think it's just an hour outside of the city, is just a crazy thought sometimes.
This morning, having obtained a LOT of apples, we decided to use our harvest in a new recipe. Apple pancakes! I am pretty sure they were a hit, owing to the fact that they were scarfed quite quickly. I, having recently acquired an allergy to apples, (thank you daughter of mine), did not partake. Dang.