Friday, October 1, 2010

Leaf peeping and apple eating weekend

I'm heading upstate for the weekend, and I have 3 main things on my agenda:

1. Go apple/pumpkin picking at Samascott Orchards (here's to hoping we don't get attacked by chickens like last year. You can read the full story on that here). And by apple picking I mean pick a lot of Golden Delicious apples and eat at least 2 cider doughnuts washed down with fresh apple cider.
2. Go to Albany's Oktoberfest with my hometown girllfriends
3. Take in the fresh country air, and maybe do a little leaf peeping.

We upstate folk tend to use leaf peepers as somewhat a dorogotory term meant to refer to all the city people who clog up the northway on long drives to view the changing leaves of the adirondaks as whole mountains change from green to vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows. I must admit, it really is quite a site to see, and growing up I took it for granted. Since moving to the city, I value my chances to leaf peep much more. Even in Central Park, it's just not quite the same feeling as seeing rolling hills of leaves, and listening to them rustle around your feet as you walk through your back yard. I'm hoping to fit in a little hike while I'm there if time allows, maybe through Thatcher Park.

Here's a little peek at what I have to look forward to, and what is making my workday drag on and on as visions of home dance in my head.

Yay fall! Hoodies, pumkins, Halloween, hot cider! These are a few of my favorite things.

This picture makes me hum, "Take me home, Country Road, to the place I belong" by James Taylor in my head.

Close up leaf peeping.

Thatcher Park


Marie said...

What a nice post!:D I love fall too!:D

Have a wonderful weekend!:D

***** Marie *****

Mimi said...

those are beautiful photos! i would love to go apple picking! :D

<3, Mimi


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