Monday, October 18, 2010

Getting Out Of The Big Apple To Go Apple Picking

This last Saturday was the annual Trinity Grace Church apple picking trip to Hurd's Family Farm in New Paltz, NY. It is so nice to get out of the city for a day and run around the farm. There were probably a total of 80 people that went this year. Each different missional community is responsible for arranging their own transportation and quite a few people either drive their cars or get a zip car for the day. I rode up with the Upper East Side missional community.
I love all the fall colors - whenever I do move back to AZ, I am definitely going to miss fall and the changing of the leaves.
Mike and I were both wearing pink socks. I was so happy I decided to wear knee high socks - said it was supposed to be a sunny day, but it turned out to be cloudy and colder than I thought it would be. I should have worn another layer - I don't think anyone was prepared for the cold.
I love these girls - Liz, Lindsay and Jessica Joy.
How tall are you?
Walking the apple orchards looking for apples actually on the trees. The only apples we could find growing on trees were Empire apples - I don't like that kind, but I made an apple crisp out of some of them last night and they were great in that.
We took a break and played some baseball. I hit the apple and shattered both it and the bat. Notice Liz's great pitching form.

No, don't eat the apple! Mike eventually ate the apple though :)
According to Lindsay, "we look good in the trees!"
The corn maze. We didn't do this - just watched others go through it.
Having some fun on the playground.
I came home with about 50 apples (a half bushel) so I have a lot of apples to eat and some baking to do. I already made an apple crisp...I still want to make an apple pie and some applesauce. Such a fun day - I heart my TGC family in NYC.

1 comment:

Kellyn said...

Looks like fun! - I hope you made some delicious food with those apples. And all those years of softball paid off to hit that apple and crush it :-)