Sunday, October 18, 2009

Autumn Apple Orchard

Our great California adventures continue!

Well, things are busy around here. I have clincals 5 days a week, class on Monday afternoons and the weekends to catch up on school work, study and prepare for the coming week.

Matt has a travel contract at Kaiser Permanante-Fontana in their ICU.

We are getting settled in our house and try to take advantage of our free time to site see. There is so much to do around here and I'm afraid that we won't get the chance to see/do it all in the next 14 months!

On Saturday, Matt and I headed up to Oak Glen in the foothills, only 30 minutes drive. The area is known for their apple orchards and we had the opportunity to visit a couple of them and enjoy the activities they have to offer.

We walked the historic Riley's Farm grounds, visited the Willowbrook Apple Farm bee hives, choose & cut our halloween pumpkin and made homemade apple cider. On our way out of town we found a bake sale at the Oak Glen Fire Station where the Yucaipa Woman's Club was holding their annual bake sale to benefit community programs and scholarships. We couldn't resist-we bought a big apple pie, peach cobbler and apple sauce bread!

Yep, I got stung by a bee! Actually they didn't bother us at all while we were walking around the bee hives and taking pictures, but when I was picking our apples for cider I must have put my hand against one-ouch!