Monday, October 6, 2014

The National Apple Festival

After church on Sunday, we headed to one of our favorite fall places. The National Apple Festival was celebrating their 50th year and we knew we wanted to go and explore all the vendors, craft tents and animals.
The weather was in the 50s so we had to bundle up...definitely a different scene that last year. Last year the weather was in the 90s and we were sweating and walking around with a 3 week old.
The highlight of the trip was the initial bus trip to the festival. We parked our car in a huge open field and then they had school buses shuttle us to the festival. Amelia and Barrett were in heaven!!
We explored the craft stations and the animal/petting zoo as soon as we got in the festival. Barrett even found an antique fire truck to climb on while Amelia was looking at an old wood chipper.
We walked down each of the aisles stopping when we found kettle corn, pit beef sandwiches, apple dumplings, hay rides and live music.
We made our way around until we found the pony rides. Ever since our summer vacation, Amelia has begged to go on another pony ride. These horses were much taller than Butterscotch (her pony from this summer) but she was all smiles.
Barrett loved watching Amelia from Daddy's shoulders.
We finished out the day with our "pose in front of the apple"--I'm going to try and get comparison shots from each of our years there. This year is our fourth year going and I think it looks the best yet.
Also, if you notice, Barrett has kicked his socks and shoes off. He was passed ready for a nap!

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