Virginia Is For Lovers!

Virginia Is For Lovers.

My hubby is a VMI alumni, and I graduated from JMU. (Both not only excellent schools, but each of the campuses is breathtakingly gorgeous!!! Not even biased here! They are amazing!) These native Floridians spent four plus years of our lives there together, experiencing the true “seasons” for the very first time! Not only is Virginia amazing in every season, the two of us made so many great memories there together! So, with that being said, Virginia really is for lovers. Believe it!

Now that we reside back in our home state of Florida, we miss those seasons. We make it a point to head back to Virginia any chance we get! This year we even squeezed in a 4-day trip (and we drove… yes, with all four children – we drove!!!)

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And, it was worth it! I’ve had apple picking on my to-do for a couple of years now, and we successfully scratched that this fall! (? The first time EVER I used the timer on my camera!!!)

We Apple-Picked Our Little Hearts Out in Charlottesville, Virginia!

The adventure began with taking our kiddos to meet up with our college friends and their families at Carter Mountain Orchard. This place was more than I even could imagine! With apple trees as far as the eye could see, we set out ready to fill our bags. We picked the “Jonagold” variety (mostly because it was the first trail we saw – we all just couldn’t wait to get started!!!) 16va_applepicking_002w
It didn’t take long for our bags to get full. The children raced through the orchard, only stopping to nibble occasionally! Before I knew it, I was the proud owner of nearly 20 lbs of apples… any guesses as to what we snacked on the rest of our trip?!!!

Johnny Appleseed Day

When the apple picking had ended, there was still plenty more to see and do. We ventured about to learn that we visited on the official “Johnny Appleseed Day”… unplanned – pure luck! There was an exhibit set up, complete with costume-clad educators to fill us in on all things Johnny Appleseed. The property also host an outdoor “apple education station” (?I named it that myself) that all the kiddos definitely enjoyed… they learned so much about apples and how they originated in the U.S.A. (but I know playing “teacher” was definitely my oldest daughter’s favorite part!)
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We ended the day with a hayride around the orchard. The kiddos loved turning in their tickets and climbing aboard. It was a short ride, but it got wind on our faces and offered a magnificent view of the orchards! The day was fantastic – start to finish!
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