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Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Apple Picking in Oak Glen
Oak Glen, California this past weekend. My parents used to take me there in the Fall when I was a child and I have very fond memories of "apple country", so I was very excited to take my daughter up. She's learning about apples in school, making it a perfect time to go. We visited Willowbrook Apple Farm, one of the smaller, family-owned farms in the area. It was very crowded as it was the first apple picking weekend of the season and a Spring frost had damaged a lot of apple groves, so some of the bigger farms weren't opening their orchards to the public yet. I do have to say, I'm getting a bit disheartened lately. Everywhere we go there seems to be huge crowds. Perhaps it's living in Southern California. Is there any place where a girl can go and do the whole "rural" thing without being inundated with a bunch of other people doing the same thing? It's days like these that set me to longing for a simpler life, in a simpler place.
We still managed to have fun and even got to press our own cider. I won't go into how the mom in me cringed over the "hygienics" of the cider making, I just smiled and nodded and then made my husband boil it when we got home.