This morning #2 son, our daughter-in-love, and hubby packed a picnic lunch and headed to Charlottesville, Virginia to pick apples and peaches before heading to Monticello. The views were breath-taking, the country store was charming, and the apple and peach picking was a fun activity mainly because it involved some hiking and taking in beautiful vistas.
|Trees loaded with apples|
|View back toward the country store from the peach orchard|
|Queen Anne's Lace along the way|
|Caitlin's finding more peaches on the ground than on the tree |
|but she's taken 'em however she can find 'em|
|the lone peach we found left on the tree|
|Bachelor buttons along the way|
|Coming back down the mountain - beautiful!!|
|Adorable store perfect for all ages - with yummy apple cider!|
|Great food, cute products, and a nice winery round out this friendly orchard destination. Pick your own apples and peaches! |
|Caitlin's new picnic basket ready for unpacking.|
|"Mom, quit taking pictures and eat"|
Nothing like finishing off a morning of harvesting with an intense game of checkers.
|Wanna guess who's winning? |
Labels: apple picking, Carter Mountain Orchard, pick-your-own peaches, picnic destinations in Virginia.