Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tanner's Orchard: Tradition in the making

For the second time annually, we celebrated Grandma Adams's birthday by going out to Tanner's Apple Orchard for the afternoon. It's a little bit of a drive, but totally worth it in our opinion. Travis and I have gone every year since we've moved to Orion, and it just gets better and better each year. The first year we dragged my pregnant little belly around, daydreaming about the trip the following year with a little one and all the fun we'd have. And now here we are, two years later, still fantasizing about how different it will be each year.
We started off the day with a delicious lunch from the grill before checking out the gourd displays and visiting the petting zoo. Then we headed to the kiddie play area. Grandma and Eva was just the right ages to get in for free (and no, Grandma, I won't say exactly what that cut off was) so they went crazy while Daddy and I watched from the fence. It was filled with all kinds of things to do -- pony rides, tractor/barrel rides, a big playground, pedal tractors, a pirate ship, a hay maze... and Eva didn't want to miss any of it. She absolutely loved the pony rides; so much, in fact, that we even obliged her two rides. Then it was off to the covered wagon to go pick our apples. Eva was such a big helper this year. She liked to pull the apples off the tree herself and put them in our bags. She also got her very own to nibble on and held onto it like there was a prize in the end if you didn't drop it. After we filled our sacks to the brims with apples, we headed inside to visit the shop. I am always a little nervous heading in because I know I could very easily spend wayyy too much money on homemade treats and holiday decorations. But we did pretty well in there this year and headed home after we checked out. Mom and I even talked Travis into stopping at a yard sale on the way home, and Grandma was excited to see new rag rugs for sale. It was a beautiful day and a wonderful time. I can't wait to go back again next year.

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