Today was awesome especially since Katie's brother Zak and his wife Caitlyn decided to join up with us. So after a beautiful two hour drive to the airport in Hartford Connecticut- the fun began. We made a pitstop to Golden Harvest Farms. They sell all kinds of jams and honey and wonderful homemade pies and apple cider... However, they are best known for their great apple orchards.
This was, believe it or not, our first time EVER in an apple orchard. Truthfully, I don't think any of us had ever even seen an apple tree in person before. This may sound preposterous to you northerners but apple trees where we come from are in short supply. Since this was my first time, I preferred for the experience be as natural as I could make it. No middle man, not even a hand- just straight from nature, to my mouth. It's actually pretty hard to do but, in fairness, I was never any good at that Bobbing for Apples game we used to play as kids.
For some reason Caitlyn HAD to have the apples from the TOP of the tree... even though there are like 15 apples at Zak's eye-level.
An abandoned school bus in an apple orchard? Common, could YOU have resisted?
The Mosquito Massacre
Look at our faces. Do these look like expressions of a good time? No, they don't. This is Katie's doing. She romanticizes everything. Don't get me wrong. It was a good idea to have a desert-picnic in the middle of a field with fresh cobbler and apple cider. But we forgot one thing. Mosquito repellent. I'm talking about a mosquito onslaught that you could only imagine in the Amazon. Katie was determined not to let them ruin our picnic. However, it only took about ten minutes of slapping our own faces before they broke us. We literally just lost our minds and went running back.
We all looked pretty much like this by the end...