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Monday, October 26, 2009

APPLE HILL

APPLE HILL



 Last  weekend we went to mid-California, Apple Hill. Come to find out that many people thought of the same idea! When no more parking is available, people park in between the apple trees (with permission).

  



Our oldest grand child talking to one of the ponies on his break. The others were more enamored with the pony ride.





Even though this is called Apple Hill, many other things are available, to attract visitors.  Like fishing in a pond, A wolf in a cage (which I really object to), a fudge factory,  food and clothes booths...




Little Cutesey is very charming and loves posing. 
Next to apples, apple pie, apple cider (delicious!), apple doughnuts, apple fritters, there is even  apple pumpkin butter. That was an eventful Saturday morning. 
But the day was not over. In the afternoon




we went to this little farm boy, to help him feed the chickens. They live next to his new home where his parents moved. So every day he makes his rounds to see and feed all the farm animals.
What a life! I wanna be two again!

24 comments:

Whitemist said...

Isn't this season fun???

Barry said...

It looks like a wonderful place for kids, well except for the wolf. I bet our grandchildren would have loved it as well.

Gaelyn said...

You don't have to be two to have that kind of life. What a fun place for everyone.

Rudee said...

What a lovely weekend! The kids are adorable.

Mingfei said...

Hey jeannette, long time no see! I'm so happy to see your fabulous arts! It seems you have a nice weekend! However, I tend to have no weekends any more, because I have several classes of the double degree in both Saturday and Sunday. Hope the situation will become better after December when some couses are finished...

DUTA said...

Nice place, cute grandchildren, lovely pictures - what else could one wish? I'm glad you had an enjoyable weekend.

jeannette stgermain said...

Joey,
totally fun! No wonder it's such a popular place:)

jeannette stgermain said...

Barry,
Isn't it interesting? As a parent you go everywhere "for the kids." But it doesn't stop there. Now we(and you too it seems:) ) go everywhere for the grand children. The same with Christmas presents LOL

jeannette stgermain said...

Gaelyn,
True Jaelyn, but my childhood was way to serious! But I'm making up for it now:)

jeannette stgermain said...

Rudee,
The greatest thing about kids is their wonderment and amazement. Nothing is boring (till they're
14:) ).

jeannette stgermain said...

Mingfei,
Oh my goodness, that sounds busy! Hope you can keep up with all your classes! I'm so happy you're back!

jeannette stgermain said...

Duta,
There's nothing else I could wish for! And the weekend was too short, LOL

Marvin said...

Sounds like a fun trip for all ages. (The wolf cage I could do without too.)

The Green Stone Woman said...

I see you had a wonderful time as well. How were those apple fritters? Did they remind you of something? Too bad about the wolf in the cage. Some people will never learn. Was there a complaint box? The grandkids had a jolly time. That's important. They will never forget this. Things like this make such an impression on them. It creates good memories.

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

I could enjoy a visit to this place myself! :)

jeannette stgermain said...

Marvin,
Yes you probably would enjoy it! With the fishing pond they have a plaque: if you throw the fish back: $100.

jeannette stgermain said...

Irene,
I didn't eat any - they looked too greasy. And hubby makes the best appelflappen (so, he makes 'em for New Years Eve -good deal huh?) - I would be disappointed in any other!
Yes, good memories last a life time -the first thing my daughters showed their boyfriends (now husbands) are our picture books (before they met us) - I quess to soften them up, LOL

jeannette stgermain said...

Carol,
Yes, I could picture you there!
thanks for the email, Carol - your hubby reminds me of a workaholic in my own house:) it's good he takes off for that fishing trip!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Lovely autumny pictures Jeannette - and lovely commentary - don't we all wish we could be two again!

Lynette said...

What wonderful photos of a fun day, thanks for sharing these Jeannette...I think I would be wanting to visit the fudge factory, yumm! I'm with you, I really hate seeing a wild animal caged up, that poor wolf.

jeannette stgermain said...

Weaver,
It seems the older I become, the more precious the younger years become!

jeannette stgermain said...

Lynette,
The fudge factory is amazing, but there's a steady half-hour waiting line! $1.85 per piece (the cheapest).
Even though I'm a city kid, I feel that animals should be in their natural habitat.

Rosie said...

The name Apple Hill conjours up such images. It looks a wonderful place for all ages - have to agree about the captive wolf - I don't like to see animals in cages - I always remember walking in some gardens in Paris close to the Natural History Museum and seeing a bear in a pit it really upset me - I was happy to read in the newspaper a year or so later that, due to the concerns of the general public, the bear had at least been moved to a larger place where it had more room to roam.

jeannette stgermain said...

Rosie,
Yes, I like the name Apple Hill. Am glad that the public reacted to the bear in such a confined place!
In Yosemite, the place of the Half Dome mountain that I painted, we have seen a bear sometimes running over the road (in front of our car).