What a beautiful day we finally got here today! After nearly a week of almost constant clouds, frequent rain and colder than normal temps, today we got a cloudless day with temps that called for nothing more than a light jacket. In my house, that means its time to head south to Nebraska City where there are a lot of apple orchards growing varieties of apples you can't get any where else.
Much as we love the apples, the highlight of the trip is always our time spent wandering the grounds of the J. Sterling Morton home. Morton was the founder of Arbor Day and the property around the house is home to a huge variety of trees. If you time it right, and we did this year, you'll get leaves in every shade of green, yellow, orange and red. Plus this year we hit a weekend when they were selling bar-b-que and kettle korn as well as doing demonstrations of apple pressing, Dutch oven baking and sausage making.
Miss H took over the camera this year which is how we were able to convince a 14-year-old to come spend time with mom and dad. That and the honey straws, a treat the kids only get when we make that trip.
I've been reading like crazy lately. How I managed to commit myself to so many reviews in such a short time, I have no idea! Trying to get through all of them has left several books sitting partially done on the nightstand. Hope I can remember what was happening in them when last I had them in my hands. If I finally decide to do Dewey's Read-a-thon, I may spend most of the 24 hours playing catch up!