Kicked off this past weekend with a trip to a local German beer garden to celebrate Oktoberfest. It’s within walking distance of both Jon and I’s apartments – so cool!! I love being able to say that we live in the same neighborhood and we can actually just walk places to meet up! Good beer and awesome live music made for great Friday.
Saturday morning was apple picking with a bunch of girls from my Life Group! There were supposed to be a total of 3 guys going but the other two bailed last minute so Jon was stuck with 6 girls all day. Whoops 🙂
1.5 hour drive out of NYC to make it to Warwick, NY by noon. Such a gorgeous drive (although I’m still not used to being in a car). So many leaves changes + general nature things to look at! We ended up pulling over to the side of the road at one point just to take it all in. Yes, it was a small, empty road. And yes, we looked like freaks from NYC.
The apple orchard was up on top of a hill which made for AMAZING views. Seriously could not get over it.
We made our way up and down the hill to fill our large bags of apples. Definitely was a workout carry a huge bag up and down the hill but totally worth it. The farm was absolutely packed. The church that we go to, Trinity Grace, is part of a huge network in NYC. Lots of the big neighborhoods have their own church but they had invited everyone to apple picking! Quite packed but it was fun to walk by people and hear which neighborhood’s they were from.
One of the first things that I remember doing in the city last year when i moved here was going apple picking so it was fun to be a full year into living here and know the entire group I went with instead of just meeting people for the first time!
Now I have quite a bit of apple baking to do. I’ve already been scheming up what to make. Apple crisp, applesauce (made some today), apple/cauliflower soup, apple ricotta pancakes, etc.