Apple Picking in Oak Glen, California

DSCN1308

  Today felt like a real fall day in Southern California.

Not only was the weather NOT in the 90’s finally, but I also went apple picking for the first time with my family. We visited Los Rios Rancho in Oak Glen and dived right into all things apple and all things fall. I mean, I even got to wear my favorite boots, so you know it was a good day.

DSCN1304

Those are my mom’s hands and some of the first apples we got. The varieties they had available were: Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Rome Beauty and Golden Delicious. I may be forgetting one or two.  DSCN1272

  I love taking photos through the passenger seat of our car. I enjoy looking back and seeing the views from the perspective I had while first arriving. Our road trips usually go something like this: My husband is beside me leading the way, I am excitedly snapping away at the scenery and we are both taking in the new place we are about to explore.

DSCN1286

 My family travels in small mobs! I think it’s funny, but it’s true. We love to do things in groups, and we have so much fun together. For this trip there were about 20 of us. Twenty of us just walking around, picking apples, laughing and taking photos.

DSCN1301

 Can you see my dad? Yes, he is in the tree! I’m pretty sure that’s not allowed, but what can I say?  He loves to live life on the wild side.

DSCN1295

 My husband being all manly and picking apples for me.

He loves me.

DSCN1311

 Baby apples!

DSCN1316

 I have a deep love for miniature sized things. They are just the cutest.

These were juicy, crisp and sweet too.

DSCN1324

 Rows and rows of apples.

DSCN1329

 There’s my baby sister. Okay, so she is a teenager.

She is still my baby sister though, and she was very proud of the apples she picked.

DSCN1334

 I don’t know what this tool is called, but it was good for getting the apples that were high up.

DSCN1339

 My family did not mess around. We picked a lot!

Thankful Collage

It was a beautiful day.

DSCN1340

 My husband’s favorite apple is the Granny Smith. He found some perfect ones!

Tommy Picks Collage

 It was his first time picking apples too.

DSCN1345

 Showing off some apples and taking in the mountain views.

DSCN1359

 Once we finished in the orchards we walked down the road to a nice park and a couple of little stores.

DSCN1361

Riley’s at Los Rios Rancho

It was very crowded inside and outside, but still nice. People getting their fall on.

DSCN1362

 Apple cider samples. Yum.

Apple Goodies Collage

 My family left with plenty of fall goodies:

Giant apple pies, apple cider, apple crisp and an apple strudel.

DSCN1386

We will definitely be back soon.

Oak Glen feels like you are in another world, an old fashioned place, but it’s just a short 25 minute drive from home for us. I am ready for fall.

Advertisements

Let's Chat! Leave me a comment.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s