Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Weekend Recap

My weekend started last Thursday. :o) Wish I could figure out a way this could happen all the time! It ended on Sunday, I just haven't had time to get this post done. It was back to work on Monday.

Thursday
We packed a picnic lunch and headed out to Bayfield.

1st Stop: Farm for pumpkins for the kids/Aunt Molly and mini pumpkins and gourds for me to decorate for fall. They had fun picking out their pumpkins.

2nd Stop: Iron Bridge Hike in Bayfield. This is a nice, relaxing hike under a beautiful old iron bridge and along a creek. It is beautiful and not strenuous. Perfect to stretch the legs after a 2 hour trip!




3rd Stop: LUNCH!!! We stopped at picnic table in Bayfield for lunch under some beautiful oak trees.

4th Stop: Hauser's Orchard. They have a mail order barn ordered from Sears and Roebuck back in the 1920's. It was shipped by train and put up by local carpenters. Cost: $896.00.We picked a bushel of apples in about 10 minutes. I actually wish it had lasted a little longer, it seemed a little anticlimactic to drive all that way to pick apples for such a short time. Alas, I don't have a very big freezer, though!




5th Stop: Blue Vista Orchard. They have a beautiful old red barn, but we couldn't pick our own apples, which was a little disappointing. They sold me some apples at pick your own prices, though. My sister also bought me a pottery apple baker--which works in the microwave or oven. :o)

6th Stop: Meyer's Beach for the Sea Cave hike--3.6 miles round trip. It is a relaxing and pretty hike. Some up and down hills. We also walked along the beach a bit.





Friday

Very rainy and basically miserable out, so we hung out at home. We played Wii some. Also, we carved pumpkins. The nice way they turned out is largely due to Aunt Molly's talents, certainly NOT mine!



Saturday

Went to a water park in the twin cities. We had a lot of fun! Got our exercise walking up and down the four flights of stairs to the slides. We were pretty well worn out. Then we went to an old friend's house for dinner with his family.

Sunday

We went to church at a church we really enjoy visiting in the twin cities. It is always nice to find a church away from home that you fell welcome in and that believes like you do. We went to the Como Zoo and then hiked around Fort Snelling. Then dropped my sister off at the airport.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Wow! What a lot of fun packed into your long weekend! Glad you guys had such fun and made some great memories. Your dog pumpkin is hilarious!!!