Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Mini Trip to the Mountains

Well, we finally got our mountain trip in we've been trying to plan for several months now... we just didn't have all the snow this time around!! Last February we had a trip planned to the mountains with our good friends the Jeffords. Some of you may remember, this trip was initially cancelled because we had a really bad snow storm that weekend and couldn't get to the cabin. (it all worked out for the good though, because that same weekend is when Cade was put in the hospital with pneumonia.) We made it all the way to Blue Ridge on icy roads, but couldn't make it up the back roads to the actual cabin. So we had to stay in a hotel for the night and hope the cabin rental place would let us get our money back. Well, they didn't give us our money back, but they said we could postpone our trip and come back without any additional charge within a year. Here we are several months later and we finally tried our mountain trip again. When you go to the mountains, you expect beautiful views and cool weather....well we definitely didn't have the cool weather!! We didn't want to get too close to the baby coming, so we had to go ahead and go and just enjoy the mountains in 80 degree weather. We made the best of it and it was a nice relaxing weekend!

The mornings were a little cool, so we put sweatshirts on the boys and turned the fireplace on....for about 10 minutes!

On Saturday morning we headed to Merciers Apple Orchard. We had a great time there picking apples...although no one in my family really likes apples except for Joe!! The experience was fun though!!
The ladies and their men!! (Although we were in the mountains, it was still a "Game Day" so we all had our best Tech attire on....a BIG yellow shirt is about the closest I come these days to Tech attire!! :)

The beautiful view at the orchard.

You can't pick apples without at least trying a few along the way. I never knew there were so many different kinds of apples!

After we rode on a tractor, picked apples and had homemade ice cream, we walked around their apple store. It was huge and had sooooo much good stuff!!!! We only bought some apple butter and 12 fried pies!! They had every kind of fried pie you can imagine and they were pretty delicious!

After the orchard we headed back to the cabin where Corrie was already trying to teach the boys how to play Poker.....or just work on recognizing numbers and colors on UNO cards!!! That is poker for 3 year olds! They thought they were big time "using" the chips and sitting at the table!

Nana read everyone some bed time stories and then it was off to bed!

I am glad we finally got our mountain trip in and we had a great time. We had good food, good company and a beautiful landscape!

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