Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fall Fun

Last week was one of the craziest at work this semester and I am glad to have it behind me! Lots of wonderful student programs, but I'm excited to hopefully catch up on sleep and emails soon. Thank goodness daylight savings time is this weekend, holla for an extra hour of sleep!

After Mr. Young and I both worked all day Saturday we got to have a little play time on Sunday with my parents who were in town visiting. We headed up to Carter Mountain Orchard in Charlottesville and luckily it wasn't raining like last year.

It was however incredibly crowded and swarming with children and we actually had a tough time finding apples. We had to dig deep into the orchard rows and there were a few times Mr. Young had to hoist me up to grab apples from the top of the trees, which I thought made things a bit more fun!

At the end of the day we did get a decent number of apples though and of course didn't leave without fresh hot apple cider doughnuts #sugarcoma. After making apple cinnamon muffins with last year's crop of apples I'm wondering what to make this time around. Any suggestions for your favorite apple recipes? I'm not sure I would be up for a pie but was maybe thinking about an apple crisp, or maybe applesauce in the crockpot? Would love to hear your favorites!

Even though we're still in October I feel like fall is quickly getting away with seeing so many bare trees already and the temperatures finally dropping. I honestly wouldn't mind if it just stayed like it is currently until spring comes again, but I have a feeling we're in store for another nasty winter with how mild this summer was.

For now we'll enjoy what's left of fall so don't be one of those people getting into the holidays until we savor and finish this season! We've been so incredibly busy we haven't had the most time for fun fall activities--what are your favorite things to do in the fall and especially any local Virginia suggestions?


Anna Young said...

I am not ready for winter to get here either. I am an optimist and know it is going to be a harsh winter just don't want to believe it yet.

Anna Young said...

We went to Carter Mountain a few weeks ago and also encountered most of central Virginia. We're going to Colonial Williamsburg this weekend, and I am super excited. Not sure if they have any fall-specific stuff, though.

Anna Young said...

It was absolutely bananas when we were there! The whole way down the mountain, the road up was completed jammed. Need to remember to try and go during a weekday next year if possible!

Anna Young said...

I'm savoring every day of this warm weather and hoping I don't have to turn the heat on soon!