Sunday, September 28, 2014

apples up on top

the place: carter mountain orchard in charlottesville, va

apple picking and wine making on a mountain top

apple cider and apple cider donuts. not pictured: the apple cider slushie that helped to cool us down after the hot trek up and down the slopes

"i can see the whole town of charlottesville from up here!"

our "death strider boots" kept our feet unnecessarily warm on the tractor ride

"here, mom. i picked it just for you!"

the "perfect" apple

if you up for staying in a casual, homey bed-and-breakfast, we recommend fairhaven guesthouse. raven and flame are lovely people, the kind you'd like to have as neighbors, and their outdoor cat shirley was a big hit with the kids, especially ander.

why did we go so far to pick apples? we didn't. we came to see gg. the rest just filled in the time around seeing her.

ander and gg and their plush puppy dogs in a big hug. they got each other's sugar, all right!


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    1. she was so very, very soft and gentle. with a quiet meow. and slow movements. you can understand how ander was entranced with her.