Keeping up with all things fall, this past weekend we headed up to North Georgia and went apple picking at Hillcrest Farms.
The day started out rainy which I think helped keep the crowds away. It was actually a great plan on our part, though it was by total accident that it happened that way. On our drive up it was a total downpour, but by the time we got there the rain had stopped & it was actually relatively cool out.
I wasn’t sure how in to the experience E would be, but she really loved it. She went crazy for the goats at the petting zoo (and I did my very best not to let her touch any of them…). At first she was calling them all dogs, but by the end we got her to call them goats. Or rather, “goa, goa, goa!”. There were also chickens running around that she called ducks, but we let that one slide. At the end they let her hold a kitten, and she promptly gave it a hug & kiss. I did not expect that at all and I just about fell over from all of the cuteness.
After the petting zoo (& hand sanitizer) we walked around a bit more where we found a bull for her to sit on and a pony to ride. Sister LOVED both of them. This is such a fun age, and I continue to be amazed by what she understands & enjoys.
She really did have a blast on that mini pony, so stinkin’ cute. We left the ponies, hand sanitized, and got some lunch. We tired to keep it some-what healthy with corn dogs & fried pickles (sarcasm font). It was E’s first corn dog and she seemed to like it. Though I think that she would rather just “ip, ip, ip” (dip) it in ketchup and then lick the ketchup off (a girl after her auntie Katie’s heart).
After lunch we finally headed over to the orchards & picked some apples.
Again, I was really surprised how “in” to the apple picking she was. Though by the end we were all over it. It was nap time, the clouds burned off & it was hot.
So we all packed in and headed back to the city. I love this time of year & making new traditions with my family!