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Our Adventure at Apple Hill

Apple hill Fun

Apple hill Fun

As a family we went to Apple Hill with some sweet homeschoolers.  It was a huge group of about 65 and possibly more, and it was Amazing!  In advance we signed up for a pie baking class for Gavin and then an apple ranch tour.

Because we have a Jeep we decided to rent a car and got a great deal with a company that our friend Debbie worked at.  We happened to rent through Costco and tried to make sure that the company we rented from was the right one.  She snagged us a 2016 Nissan Altima and it got gas mileage that went up to 40mpg!  That was So Cool! Especially when we have a Jeep that gets a gas mileage of 16mpg.  That is quite a difference.  ha!

We left our house at 6:45am and headed to Apple Hill by way of Carson City.  We didn’t anticipate the morning traffic, road construction, and the Lake Tahoe Marathon. Ha! Oh and we made a quick coffee and smoothie drive through break at Dutch Brothers in Carson….Mmm The BEST!

The trip was made more fun because we had constant Tweets of where the group caravans were at.  There was even added information (Carschooling) on each town that we passed on hwy 50 as well.

Despite the travel restrictions, we made it to our first appointment which was Gavin’s Pie baking class at Denver Dan’s with time to spare.

While Jay took his son to class, I took sweet Arielle to the orchard there and decided to take some photos of her by herself.

Sweet Arielle

Sweet Arielle

Her sweet Smile

Her sweet Smile

Arielle had so much fun.  She really loves the camera.  And the camera loves her.  I know I may be bias but I think she’s so Beautiful!  I dressed her like it was Fall hahah…Though it’s definitely October it was HOT there.

Once picture time was done, we went back to the class and got there right on time to watch the entire thing.  Gavin really loved learning and he did such an amazing job!  We’re so proud of him.

Pie baking Class

Pie baking Class

Working hard on his pie

Working hard on his pie

While waiting and watching I got to speak with some amazing ladies and made some new friends.  It’s so nice to meet ladies that I can totally relate to and instantly find a friend.

Once we were done there we headed over to Larson Apple Barn for lunch.  We packed our lunches but this place has a great kitchen to buy food from and a nice shady area to eat it.  It was here that I took some photos of sweet Gavin.

Gavin after his baking class

Gavin after his baking class

My handsome boy.

My handsome boy.

After that we headed straight for High Hill Ranch where we got a tour of the estate and then a hay ride too.  The tour was so informative.  The man that gave us the tour (I think Paul was his name) was the kindest person and he really tried to take care of us and show us everything that this ranch did.  And they did and had a LOT!  Cider, Fritters, Gourds, Crafts, Ponds, Pony rides, Candied apples, Giant refrigerators, etc.  He took us through the process of making cider and we watched the folks make it.  It was so fun!  And we didn’t leave without an Apple Fritter, a couple of Candied apples, a Jug of Apple Cider, and a Giant Spaghetti Squash.  Every bit delicious.

All finished!  Oh and he made a cookie too.

All finished! Oh and he made a cookie too.

 

 

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