Saturday, October 10, 2009

Fall in California

I've really been missing New England lately. Friends, some I've become reacquainted with, on Facebook have been posting amazing, gorgeous pictures highlighting what an unbelievable fall it's been in New Hampshire. And it's made me long for fall.

It was always my favorite time of year living there. Of course, like a typical teenager, I never ever appreciated it as much as I should have. So I sit and look at these pictures and my heart literally aches to be back inside 22 Winter Street. What I wouldn't give to be walking to 63 Elm and seeing the amazing fall foliage in the time it takes me to visit the Goolman's. Or to step outside and smell and feel the crisp fall air. And to do things I don't even think I ever did when I lived there- go apple picking, visit a pumpkin patch, make apple cider, hike in the White Mountains and be completely assaulted by the reds, oranges, yellows of the trees.

If you're interested in looking at some stunning pictures of fall foliage New Hampshire style, check out my friend Kristin's photos. I can't describe how beautiful her pictures are, so just go check 'em out yourself. And thank you Kristin for humoring me with my photo requests. I can't tell you how happy you're making me!

Because of all this missing New Hampshire and wanting to do all sorts of fall activities, I did a little research and took Steve to Oak Glen, CA where they have a ton of apple farms. I wanted to pick our own apples, but that was a bust as it wasn't an "apple picking" weekend. We did make it to Snow Line Orchard where we were drawn in because of the sign at the entrance promising mini donuts. Sold! Once there, we walked around, waiting in line for the donuts, tasted some apples, shopped and then walked around some more.

Although it was clearly a family filled activity with lots of families around, we had a nice time. And it didn't take long before I felt like I was almost back east. The "fall-like colors" advertised were really nowhere to be seen. But for just a few minutes, I felt like a part of New Hampshire was with me again. Next year I'm determined to go back east for fall foliage and enjoy all of my favorite fall ativities without regret!


Kristin October 14, 2009 at 10:42 AM  

Thanks for the 'shout out' to my pics:)

Its funny because I still live in NH, but think about the house I grew up in often. (my mom sold it in 2004) I totally understand the type of fondness that you have for your childhood home!

Kristin October 14, 2009 at 10:43 AM  

..oh and I really like that picture with the wheelbarrow in it:)

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