Who Knew Apple Picking Could Be This Fun?

We packed up the kids last weekend for our annual apple picking trip to Mountain Orchards. For whatever reason, I always seem to forget how much fun this excursion is for the whole family but am quickly reminded upon arrival each year. I think it’s because the thought of picking apples off trees isn’t all that exciting, but when you add in the hay pit, park, giant mound of dirt, flea market, mini donuts, tractor rides and corn mazes, you have the makings of a perfect day!

My other favourite thing about the day trip is that it allows me to work on my photography skills and that is the underlying purpose of this post today. I don’t have a great camera but someone once told me that the photographer is far more important than the camera, so I’ll just believe that. Anyway, here are some of our adventures from our day at Mountain Orchards!

A Rare Smile While Looking At The Camera!

A Rare Smile While Looking At The Camera!

His Favourite Part!

His Favourite Part!

Warning, People With Allergies. This Is A Lot Of Hay!

Warning, People With Allergies. This Is A Lot Of Hay!

Cuteness Overload!

Cuteness Overload!

Giant Mound Of Dirt, As Promised!

Giant Mound Of Dirt, As Promised!

Stop That Apple Thief!!!

Stop That Apple Thief!!!

Obligatory Family Selfie

Obligatory Family Selfie

Bottom line is that we had a great time and can’t wait to find something to do with all the apples we picked! I’m seeing pie in my future!

4 replies
  1. daniel
    daniel says:

    This is the thing about being a dad blogger. Sometimes we feel the pressure to write about major milestones, or analyze a situation or event in our child’s life. We can spend paragraphs and paragraphs talking about our fears about making the team or the intricacies of a friendship.

    But it is these posts, these simple family posts, these are my favorite.

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    • Chris Read
      Chris Read says:

      It’s funny you mention it because just recently I’d been putting way too much pressure on myself to come up with the next CTFD or viral video and forgot why I got into this in the first place, to share stories. They don’t all have to be loved by the masses, just loved by me as I write them.

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  2. Chris Nichols
    Chris Nichols says:

    I took PJ to the orchard last Saturday. We had a great time. So much fun that I forgot to take pictures of the event to use in a blog post. I guess I’ll just send people to your post instead of writing one of my own.

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