Last weekend, Portland experienced a rare rain-free Saturday in October. I had never been to an apple orchard and always thought a picnic in an orchard sounded nothing less than amazing! So, I called up my sister-in-law, Sarah, to see if she, my brother and my sweet 2-month-old nephew wanted to visit an apple farm. With little convincing we were all jam packed in their Suburu headed to Hood River to visit the Kiyokawa Apple Farm.
It takes an hour and half to get to Hood River from Portland and with a two month old baby this could have been dreadful. But, my little bug-a-boo (as I like to call my nephew), was very pleasant the entire way to the apple orchard.
(Kev teaching us the proper way to pick an apple)
(Huge Honey Crisp Apples!!)
(Earwigs found in apples, not the kind of bug I like!!)
After successfully picking the best of the bunch of Honey Crisp apples, exploring the orchard, and drinking freshly-pressed apple cider, it was time to head home. It was everything I needed to accept that my summer was over and it was time to embrace the season of fall. God knew what he was doing when he created seasons. He created different treats and delights for each season for us to enjoy.