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New England Weekender - Part 1

Discussion in 'Non Disney Trips and Travels' started by Beccaberry, Oct 15, 2008.

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    Jon, the kids and I went out for a bit of leaf peeping this weekend…over the course of two days we picked some apples, picked some pumpkins, tasted some wine, enjoyed a picnic and did a *lot* of “oooooooooooooohing” and “awwwwwwwwwwwwwwing”

    For those of you who may not *know* me or my family…here is a quick rundown…
    Me: Rebecca, single mom of two – Texas transplant to Connecticut. Constantly amazed and inspired by the beauty and serenity of New England.
    Andrew: DS, recently turned 16 at Disney World
    Baleigh: DD, 10
    Jon: Longsuffering fiancé, fellow wine drinker, and indulger of….ME!

    We set out early Saturday morning for Bishop's Orchard in Guilford, CT. We’d not been able to go apple picking before our trip to Disney World, so we were hoping there would be a few left.

    We shouldn’t have worried, there were plenty for the picking…

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    The “Apple Cart” took us out to the fields and we spent a couple of hours wandering through the orchard and selecting just the right apples. The fall colors were absolutely resplendent!! I couldn’t quite snapping pictures of the trees and the leaves and whatever else found its way into my viewfinder…

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    Baleigh, who since returning from Disney, has become somewhat “obsessed” with all things Japanese would only pick Fuji and Mutsu apples…and of course only the one’s at the very TOP of the tree. (As you may notice, Jon tends to indulge HER as well :wink: )

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    Even the boy had a bit of fun…pedestrian as the entire outing was :wink:

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    At little taste test…BUSTED!

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    Next was the pumpkin selection…I can’t really call it “picking” because really, they’d already been picked…we just selected the one we wanted to take home.

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    A quick peruse of the market, some fresh apple cider and we were headed back home to make fresh apple bread...

    Next up…Day 2 and the Connecticut Wine Trail
     
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    Re: New England Weekender

    Totally worth waiting for, brilliant colours and looks so relaxing

    cant wait for part 2 :D
     
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    Re: New England Weekender

    So, shall you be bringing me some of this apple bread this weekend? :p015:

    I am SO jealous! It is actually fall up there! Fall gets shorter and shorter down here. All of the trees are still green. I think I might have seen a yellow leaf as I drove home tonight :(

    Sounds like a lovely weekend!!
     
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    Re: New England Weekender

    Gorgeous Pictures ... Thanks for sharing !
     
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    Now how did i know that wine would be involved this weekend. Stunning photos Becca.
     
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    Beautiful photos! I am sitting here pouting now as I really want to visit New England in the fall! :lol:

    The weather looked perfect for you :p015:
     
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    Your photo's just confirm to me that I must visit that part of the world some time! Thoso pumpkins look fab!
     
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    OH you need to come north, the colors get brighter, doing my best here to get you to see Maine.:rolleyes008:
     
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    I would be *delighted* to come further North!!! I wanted to go to Maine this past weekend but we decided with the amount of time we had for the weekend, we'd stick a bit closer to home...

    Jon's aunt lives in Maine (near Portland) so we'll be paying her a visit soon I'm sure!
     
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    Portland is coastal, weatherman says they are going into peck this weekend. Where I am he is saying rain and that will do a lot of leaves in, {on the ground} not on the trees.
    I love all of Maine, the coast in the summer, ocean breeze, and fall in the mountains, with the color of the trees and the sound one makes walking though the leaves.
     

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