October 17, 2015

It's hayride time again!

I have friends who hold an annual hayride.  We pile into a hay wagon pulled by a farm tractor and travel from their house, over the river and through the woods (literally!) to a small orchard and then back home.  We've been doing this for over 25 years now, and it has transformed from a partying night time adventure when we were in our 20's, to a more family friendly daytime event as we married and had children, and now it includes those kids all grown up and even a couple of grandkids.

When we reach the orchard it's always fun to see the reaction of the folks there as our wagon pulls in and about 20 of us hop out, lol!   We do a little shopping in their store, and if the season allows, we sometimes do a little apple picking too.  Then we head back home where we have a big potluck dinner and enjoy lots of good company.

Some years the foliage is past peak and trees are a bit bare, but not this year.  WOW!  The colors are so amazing right now and they almost made me forget about the cold snap that rolled in this weekend.  Temps started at 50 but were dropping as we made our way home.  Brrrr!  ...but Beautiful and so worth it.  I really LOVE living in New England this time of year.

Thanks for visiting!