For Shanna and Haley's trip we went to Carter Mountain. They have an apple orchard on the top of a mountain...literally.
We all (even adults!) got a yummy apple cinnamon donut, apple cider and a bag of fresh picked apples!
They had a cute store. Everything was very expensive in there. I didn't even have my wallet so that was an easy answer to Haley and Shanna's requests to buy stuff.
A fun view of the valley.
A couple weeks later Elden and I visited a different apple orchard. The one I went to with the girls was all geared for tourists and school groups. The one for Elden's field trip though--Showalter's Orchard, was not. It used to be. A couple years ago I went on the same field trip with Shanna and Haley and it was a lot more fun. This time around there was a self-guided tour, a little taste of apples cider and we were gone. Oh, the kids each got one apple I think? They definitely are moving away from school groups coming and visiting. Not sure why. Maybe it wasn't profitable? Anyway, it was a disappointment for those of us who had been there before. Doesn't sound like the kindergarten teachers will be going back again.
I am glad some people were sorting apples that day. I always like seeing production lines for food items...
Seeing and being near commercial grade food equipment brings back memories of my dad's jobs in the meat industry.
After Elden's field trip we stopped at a park and ate, the kids played and then we headed back. We had a picnic lunch during Shanna and Haley's field trip too. I am glad that I've been able to go on them!