Monday, October 12, 2015

Falling Hard

Remember that seasonal to do list I made myself? I'm pretty sure it's half finished. This past weekend I did all the fall things. With a little help from my friends of course. 

On Saturday we completed Blate #2. We were originally going to head to Fright Fest at Six Flags but bailed because they wanted $9,000 pennies to go. Instead we had the most "presh" magical fall day. 

Our first stop was in Upper Freehold to Bullock Farms for pumpkin picking and a hay ride. 

pumpkin patch

That wasn't enough fall activity for us so after the farm we headed to the Cream Ridge Winery where glasses of wine and great conversation flowed all afternoon. 

You all know I'm a HUGE fan of the Warwick winery. Let me tell you, Cream Ridge is some pretty stiff competition. For only $5 you get not 4, not 5, but 10 tastings. That's pretty much unheard of at anything other than an expo/fest. 

And when I tell you that ALL the wines were good, I mean all the wines were good. That's not to say I liked them all but even the ones I didn't love weren't horrible. Either they're really good or I've gotten better at choosing what I like. (Hint: it's both)


Fun fact about the Almond Berry wine: it's what started the winery, hence the 25th anniversary. And when I tell you I wanted to bring that carved wine bottle home, I'd be lying if I said I didn't think about how to make it happen it more than once. 

I ended up coming home with 4 new friends, one of which was that bottle up there, and my little wine collection is growing nicely. Seriously, I'm super proud of this. 

Look at me adult! I've never had so much at one time. I'm going to have to start drinking some because only one more bottle will fit.

As if this wasn't enough fall activity on Sunday I headed out to Demarest Farms to pick some apples to make a pie. It was crazy busy. Like, the Black Friday of fall. I ended up getting lots of apples, as well as a mini quiche, cider, pumpkin carving tools, and some potato pancakes.  

You guys, if there was ever a guidepost for successful fall weekending, this is it. 

What did you do?

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