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Sunday, December 6, 2020

An Apple A Day....




Ahhhh, apple season! I can't tell you how many times in the past few years I've wanted to visit Carter Mountain apple orchard in Charlottesville, VA. Something always came up and I had to either cancel or decline an invite. But! Not this year! 

We headed out early one Saturday morning....the sun just coming up, coffee in our mugs and a definite chill in the air. The 2.5 hour ride flew by with conversation, laughter and music. Our first stop was Bold Rock Cidery for lunch and to pick up a supply of adult beverages:) Kudos to the facility for enforcing masks, keeping us at a safe distance from other patrons and just being overall easy to work with. Lunch and the views there were fantastic!

After that we drove to Carter Mountain for some apple picking! We had purchased, timed tickets for entry and it couldn't have been easier. There had been some rain the days prior so the orchards were a little muddy in places, but not too bad! It was a steep climb to the top of the mountain, I'll admit to being surprised at that overlooked fact and a little out of breath! Once we got there though, it was worth the hike!

So, I'll stop talking here and let you enjoy the images I was able to capture from the day. I highly recommend this adventure if you haven't been. I don't know if I need to go again anytime soon, but it's something I was able to cross off my bucket-list and it's always a nice thing to hang out with friends:)