Monday, October 6, 2008

This past weekend we took the children up to the NC mountains. On Saturday, we picked apples at the Sky Top Apple Orchard in Flat Rock, NC. This is the second time we have visited this orchard and once again we were not disappointed.

They have hayrides (sans hay), an animal farm yard, a bamboo forest and a huge play area for the children with both an apple and pumpkin playhouse. They offer the BEST apple doughnuts (you'll have to trust me on this one) hot from the oven and sprinkled with sugar. They also have apple cider and caramel dip for apples.

Later that day we went to the Chimney Rock area. We let the kids play on the rocks in the mountain stream. They had such fun hopping back and forth across the rocks and it didn't cost a dime. Luckily no one fell into the water because it was quite cold already.

Sunday we went to visit David's grandmother who turns 100 on October 10th. She has Alzheimer's but otherwise is in very good health. She loves to sing and tap your hand. Every now and again you can understand a word or two of what she says.

Happy 100th Grandma!


Kim Eckhardt said...

100?! Happy Birthday, Grandma!!!!! I love Chimney Rock. :)