First however, we stopped by a couple roadside stands to pick up the last sweet corn of the season. They had a nice autumn decoration set up with pumpkins and small gourds.
We drove by another farm and produce market and admired their seasonal decorations. We usually stop here for our fresh squeezed apple cider but bypassed it today. Hopefully, I can talk Gerry into making her hot spiced apple cider before we leave the area next week.
It was a nice cool day so we decided to take a leisurely drive around the mountain and enjoy the views.
Adams County, PA is known for its apple/peach orchards in addition to the Gettysburg Battlefield. We are on the southern portion of the orchards and drove through several of them along this journey. The orchard pictured below also has some of the best cherries we've ever eaten. It's a pick your own place that isn't that well known and we want to keep it a secret.
The apples are ready for picking. We saw a few people in the orchard but not many. They had better hurry before the deer get their fill of the apples.
They had stacks of crates ready to be filled and shipped off to the processing plant a few miles away from here.
Just over the first ridge is Gettysburg, PA, but it's hard to see since we are 10 miles or so away from there. The visibility was fairly good, but there was just enough haze in the area to cloud Gettysburg.
All this driving and seeing apples made me hungry for an apple pie. We stopped at a local market and Gerry went in to buy a pie, but she must have gotten distracted and wound up with a Key Lime pie instead. Must have been because she was reading about the recent visit to the Florida Keys of blogger Where's Weaver .
This is also the time of the year for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and many bloggers writing about their time there. It has been difficult reading about the Florida Keys and the Fiesta while sitting here on the mountain. We love to visit both places and weren't able to this year. I even told my youngest grandson of marriageable age not to get married the first of October and guess what he has on the schedule for Oct 8, 2016. Yep, getting hitched. Getting him married off takes priority over the Fiesta. It was only 5 years ago that our granddaughter was married on 10/10/10 and wiped out the Fiesta for that year. What's up with these kids?
That was our day on the mountain, how was yours.