|Beautiful Ella Bella|
This morning Ella showed me the new tree her daddy planted for her
|See, I can touch the top of the tree|
|My daddy and I love the outdoors|
|Sharing the back seat with Auntie Wendy|
|Bring on the music|
As it turns out, due to a number of reasons, the apple picking season ended early this year so we drove for nearly an hour before reaching Honey Pot Hill Orchards. This is a 200 acre farm growing apples and pears, offering hayrides and a hedge maze. We didn't realize it also includes more than one entrance and more than one parking lot!
We also discovered that going to the ONE orchard that still offered apple picking, on a warm and sunny day on the biggest weekend during foliage season was not just our idea but an idea shared with hundreds, if not thousands, of other people. OMG!
|Lots of cars|
|and lots more people|
CA-BOOM! What the heck? It's probably nothing...CA-BOOM!
This is not promising. Ella really doesn't like LOUD noises and this is LOUD.
There were old planes flying overhead and lots of canon and rifle fire for the next hour or so. It turns out Stow, MA was the site of the reenactment Battle for the Airfield. This is the only event of this type - in the world! What are the chances that the reenactment of a WWII battle is taking place practically right on top of us??? Quite frankly, it was not the atmosphere we were looking for. Ella was quite upset, Greg & I were cranky and the air reverberated with the sounds of war.
|Sort of smiling & pretending to have fun|
|These apples are BIG!|
|Waiting for the hayride|
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