Saturday morning we decided spur of the moment to go up to Oak Glen and go apple picking. It isn't often that we have a day where both of our girls and their kids can all do something together. So we seized the moment. We asked Drew and Diana to join us, but they both had to work. We packed a picnic lunch, and off we went. We had heard about a great pumpkin patch in Yucaipa, so our first stop was there. This could have easily been an all day thing too, but we only stayed an hour or so.
I have never seen so many pumpkins before! I would love to go back and spend more time here. It is a great place to visit!
After going through the corn maze, and having a frozen strawberry lemonade, and dancing a jig.....
We were off to Oak Glen.
We always have a picnic on the grass at Rios Ranch first. It was crowded, but we found a nice spot to spread our blankets out underneath the giant trees. We had our lunch, and relaxed a bit. My girls are always saying I post unflattering photos of them. In my opinion, there ARE no unflattering pictures of them!! But I had to post this one at our picnic. That's me, taking a big bite out of my delicious sandwich!!! The older I get though, the less concerned I am with looking good in every photo. I like the look on Jake's face here. All of the different things you can see that we feasted on. The activity in the background. I like it.
The kids ran around like crazy and had a great time!
Gennifer took this picture of her Dad and I. I love it!
After lunch we went into the store and bought some of their wonderful apple cider, and a few other goodies. Then we took our picnic baskets to the car and headed out across the road to go apple picking.
The kids really had fun. And we enjoyed every minute of watching them, and being a part of it.
We took a trail that we had never taken before, when walking back to Rios Ranch. It was beautiful!
We made one last stop before heading home, as we always do. Because who can resist apple donuts dusted in cinnamon and sugar??
It was a perfect day!!!!!
I have my daughter Gennifer's recipe for crockpot applesauce going in the kitchen. I can smell it way back here in the bedroom.
Be back tomorrow with a post from Big Bear. XO Kris