Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Field Trip: Hillcrest Orchards

Right next to my elementary school in Maryland was an apple orchard. So, every fall, there were field trips to the orchard. As a class, we would tromp over in our rubber boots, swinging wicker baskets and we would pick apples. Then, sometime that week the class would make apple sauce.

I kind of forgot about those crisp, fall elementary school days picking apples. But, I had some flashbacks this weekend as Scott, the kids and I picked apples at Hillcrest Orchards in Ellijay. It was our first time apple picking and we had a blast. Julie and Johnny ran up and down the rows of apple trees, carrying their bags of apples. They made sure to pick the very best, and were excited each time they found a winner.

Apples aren't the only fall southern fun we found at Hillcrest. There were pony rides and bungie jumping, hayrides, and a huge inflatable bouncy pillow. And there was plenty of food--everything from apple cider donuts and apple fritters to pulled pork, corn dogs and chicken on a stick.

We'll definitely be back next year. I can't believe it took us this long to go on an apple picking adventure.


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