Saturday, October 31, 2015

Fall in the Foothills

This week we took a couple days to visit Crandon's sister and family in the foothills area of California.  The cousins had fun together, and we all enjoyed some visiting and an outing to some apple farms in the area.

We didn't even have to leave the house for this event: the boys enjoyed watching the neighbor use a skid-steer.

A happy little munchkin gets a ride!

My boy seemed to be in perpetual motion when the camera came out...

Watching a cider press.

Sampling fresh, hot, apple cider doughnuts.  Yum!  They were so fresh and moist with a nice crunchy coating of sugar on the outside.

Yep, it's a tractor...


Out the barn doors was a view of trees changing colors, and a cloudy sky.  We had some cool drizzly weather, which seemed to go perfectly with a fall apple farm outing.

Picking our apple varieties.

Larson Apples

This farm had a really neat museum full of all kinds of old-fashioned farming implements and household items, dating to the early 20th century.

Also a large collection of old tractors.

Some of the boys.

The whole group.  All facing generally forward--a feat worth noting when five of the subjects are three and under and the camera is on a timer!

A very nice few days.  I focused on our apple outing, but we also spent lots of time at the house, playing, visiting, eating, and doing all the things that babies and toddlers need, no matter where you are!