Sunday, October 19, 2008

Saturday's Adventure: Apple-Picking


The school class wanted to repeat last year's apple-picking adventure this year.

Last year we went up to the Hudson Valley and picked apples on a steep mountain in 90 degree heat.

This year, on our way to a New Jersey Farm, the Lincoln Tunnel was closed so instead of 57 minutes, it took about 2 and a half hours. Our GPS system seemed to want us to take local roads only, so we had to fight with it and go around and around and around too many times to count. We had a passenger from the class with us, and he got carsick about 3 or 4 times. Poor thing. DH handled it with a lot of compassion, while I sat there closing my ears with my fingers, because I didn't want to hear it. I'm still not over the Stomach Flu of '07.

The experience at the farm was nice. It was our first cold-weather day. The hayride was beautiful. There was a lot of foliage, a corn maze, hay maze and pumpkins galore. By the time we were done with the hay ride, picking out pumpkins and mazing, we had not energy for apple-picking. So, we came home with pumpkins only.

The good news is, on the way home, the Lincoln Tunnel had reopened, and we knew to stay on highways and ignore the GPS system, but our passenger got sick as soon as we arrived home. Poor little one...

This morning as we left for church our building had been christened with the puke of another, but I have a feeling that wasn't from being car sick.








5 comments:

Kristie said...

that is way too much puke for one weekend. eeew. makes me want to wash my hands face and teeth. i dont know why.

Evie Parks said...

sounds like a great fall outing! i love the pics...your girls look like they are having so much fun.
i'm glad to hear that y'all had a good experience with this farm...i've actually heard from a few people that they've really liked it. maybe i'll get my gang out there sometime soon...
ooooh sounds like a very pukey weekend. poor little passenger of yours. but i can totally relate to the fingers-in-the-ears thing...i am very much a sympathetic puker so i find myself doing the same thing.

kj said...

oooohie, pewie, I am gagging thinking of that horrid smell. Pics are as cute as ever. When did little sis sprout stem? That is too funny.

Kage said...

Lil Sis threw up Sunday night. We think it was a coincidence though...due to the cinnamon roll for dinner, followed by peanut m & m's for dessert. Hmmm....mom wasn't quite on her game. But she WAS on her game when it counted...yes I caught some puke in my bare hands....nice.

Catherine said...

puke grosso! great pumpkin pictures with the girls, just not the same her when you are in shorts and a tank top going to the pumpkin patch!

catherine in orlando!