Sunday, September 5, 2010

Oak Glen


Yesterday we both decided to go up to Oak Glen...its a little town nestled up in the foot hills of the San Bernardo mountains....mostly apple orchards...and this time of year is their Apple Days..yesterday was the first day of the season..I have posted before about Julian..which is in San Diego county...it also is a big apple town...and thousands of people flock there every fall....Oak Glen is not as well known, just if not more fun, and not crowded...we had a wonderful time...here are a few photos we took. The above  is a picnic area...

                                                          Old Blacksmith Shop


Hay rides every day...the Belgian horses were wonderful...so huge and yet so gentle.




Raspberries are in season right now and there are several you-pick places to choose from..we picked a peck of red raspberries..yum!




Lots of apples too....Gravinstein, Gala, and Crabapples are in season right now.....we bought a box of Graveinsteins.....plan on canning some and making applesauce...



Many cute gift shops too.....this one featured many Civil War items....they have Civil War reenactments in the area..all the workers dress in 1860 clothing which makes it fun.




We went to one bakery..just look at the goodies....this one featured 5 lb. "Mile High" pies....we ordered a sugar free one to take home....and got each of our sons a special treat..Matt got a apple burrito and Don a apple empanda...it looked like a giant turnover....below is some of the "mile high" pies....







It was nice to see some primitive dolls and such too...not too many places here feature primitive...

We plan to go back again when the weather is a little cooler...they have a good Christmas festival also....its only a 40 mile drive from us which isn't bad at all..
we came home, with apple cider, a box of Gravinsteins, a peck of red raspberries, a bag of Galas, 3 pints of pumpkin, and apple butter..+ we found a very useful apple corer that has a suction to hold it to the counter..the one we had before (that was lost in the fire) used a clamp....
we didn't see everything and there are orchards we didn't visit...someone ( a local) recommended  a wonderful restaurant that has been in business for 70 years so that will be on the agenda for next time....
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