October 23, 2008

At the Apple Orchard

Since I have been only sulking all this while about how sad I am to be away etc., I have decided to write about the silver lining around the clouds!

I am surrounded by so many nice people at work who take me to different fun places, it’s a great experience! I have been to the US multiple times before, but they were all very short business trips (read: 2 weeks or less) which I would spend off shopping till my feet hurt! This time it’s different as I am here for 3 months, and thankfully before the snow started (Yeah this is another big story, will tell u later – I always get here when the temp is below zero). This time I got to see some part of fall & I am happy about that.

One of my Friend’s took me to an Apple Orchard with her 7 year old son- Adam. The lady who owns the place bought $50 worth of popcorn from him last year as a fund raiser for Cub scouts. He was hoping that she will buy some this year too – that was his mission. However, like all kids his age – he got so distracted with the Halloween Room that was set-up at the orchard (I will write about it soon); he almost missed selling the popcorn till his mom reminded him :)

I have never been to an apple orchard before – so no expectations here. This place is in South St.Paul, a small & sweet place owned by a friendly old couple. They had different varieties of apple trees, I was so tempted to pluck some!

Here are some pictures from "Orchard Hill"...

Entrance to the orchard

Apple Trees

Apple polishing machine

Apples for sale

Adam lost in wonderland…No…Halloween land!!


DEESHA said...

apple orchard looks lovely ... nice pics

Anonymous said...

what Beautiful pics!!!

Cuckoo said...

Oh myyy
I want to eat them now.

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perplexed said...

wow!! nice... :)

Priti said...

Looks lovely pic..hope you had great time...thanks for sharing the pics

Anonymous said...

Wow! The 'forbidden fruit' ! Looks juicy and fresh (obviously :P).
Anyways, I know how it feels when you are away from home, in a country with unknown people around you! The best possible way to deal with boredom (and depression) is to rent couple of movies and chill! You can also try your luck at cooking dishes that you have never tried before! (I tried cutlet and it turned out to be a hit! heh). If you are adventurous and love doing something silly, take a map and go hitch hiking! :P 3 months will pass like *snap* this!

kammommy said...

wow....the place looks out of the world...wish i were there.....