Friday, September 30, 2011

Our First Nebraska Apple Orchard Trip

The long-awaited opportunity came this week.   My son's preschool class had a field trip to a local apple orchard.  My daughters enjoyed their orchard visits when they were in preschool as well. However, I had other youngsters at home then, so I was not free to go--until now.

My son was thrilled to ride the bus that he had heard so much about from his sisters.  Can you tell?

We selected a couple of apples to take home.

Stopping to pick and eat raspberries was delightful.

Each child also got to pick out a pumpkin.

And hay bales kept kids busy until lunch.
In all, we had a wonderful morning together.  I was so glad to finally get the chance to experience the orchard with one of my children.  And I brought home some fresh, cold apple cider to share with the whole family.  A truly blissful day it was.

What field trips from your childhood do you recall with fondness?

This is linked to Try New Adventures Thursday, hosted by Alicia.


Anonymous said...

Super fun! On our vacation we went to the apple orchards at Apple Hill. We didn't do any picking, but we did buy some from the bins....not quite as exciting, but there were a lot of orchards to visit. =p The pumpkin patch was also a highlight field trip, but some memorable ones were the Egyptian Museum and taking the ferry to Alcatraz Island.

Mandi @ Catholic Newlywed said...

I remember I went to the (Colorado) State Capitol when I was in 4th grade! Yes, I must have been a history nerd even at that young age if that was my favorite field trip!

I've never been to an orchard before - sounds like a lot of fun!

asian~treasures said...

Fun! I think we were at the same orchard picking apples & raspberries last weekend. : ) Looks familiar enough, anyway!