Saturday, November 5, 2011

Oak Glen 2011

Today Alan and I drove up to Oak Glen and got our apples and other goodies for the fall.....yesterday it had rained heavily so there was snow...below are a few snapshots I took.....

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our first stop was at Los Rios Ranch....the walking trail was open so we took a stroll, being careful not to slip from the melting snow....
one of the side trails was called California tree lane....there we saw many types of pine trees..including  this beauty......there are also California Redwoods planted there that were huge....
It sounded like it was raining from the amount of snow, ice and water dripping off the trees........there were few people as we went early...so quiet and beautiful...the snow crackling whenever we took a step....

I took this photo from a floating bridge out on the pond.....the temperature was in the high 30s......we carefully walked back toward the shops, and only met about two couples walking their dogs...it was so peaceful. Such a wonderful day trip away from the maddening crowd.

We then went inside to get warm and look over all the goodies....here are some of the tasty preserves, syrups, and such......
Many different varieties of apples to buy.......and we did get 2 bags of the rare and delicious Arkanas Black apples....they had a limit......


 There is also a small room used as a gift shop with apple related merchandise.......I didn't get anything..as I have so much already but it was fun looking.....


We also brought home two bags of Pippin apples for pies and a gallon of fresh apple cider which is delicious...
Oak Glen is only about 45 minutes from our house and well worth the price of gas for a day trip....we often forget how close it is....they are  having a Apple Butter Festival the weekend of Thanksgiving which would be fun as there will be little bands playing and song fests going on  the entire weekend, hay rides too.....
Before I go wanted to post this cute sign that was inside the restaurant (which serves pulled pork and roast beef sandwiches grilled on an outdoor smokehouse barbecue)


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