***Update: I've added a few more photos from our apple picking venture on Sunday.
One of the beautiful apple trees.
The gorgous mountain views as seen from the orchard.
Michael, Emma and Ryan hauling apples. Jamey and Avery posing in front of the mountain scenery.
Emma catching a ride while she munches on an apple.
Since everyone was feeling better by Saturday, we decided to venture over to SkyTop Apple Orchard in Hendersonville, NC on Sunday afternoon to pick some apples. Apple picking is a yearly activity for our family and we alternate between two different orchards that are both very nice, but SkyTop is on top of a mountain and it is gorgous. Put together beautiful views with beautiful weather and you've got the perfect apple picking day.
We didn't get there until mid afternoon and it was extremely busy at the orchard, but we managed to get everything done. We started the day with the hayride, without the hay. Ryan corrected me when I said "hayride" and said, "Mommy, there was no hay so it is just a 'ride'." Then we picked the apples...We were able to get a variety this year. Stayman, Fuji, Golden and one Granny Smith. Yes, one Granny Smith. They were really picked over and we aren't 12 feet tall.
They also have a kids play area so we concluded our day there and let the kids release the rest of their energy before we packed them all up in the minivan for the 2 1/2 hour drive home. I took lots of great pictures that I want to share so check back for some photo updates a little later. Hope everyone had a great weekend!