08 October, 2012

Where the hell are the Apples?

This past weekend we had our annual apple pickingpalooza. The usual people were there:

Moo – bossy as ever

Hippy Chick – I may need to change her name to kodachrome

Freak Show – need I say more?

CR – he can leap tall trees in a single bound

Cheese Please – who did her best not to khill me when I was describing the last episode of Avatar that we saw

My boys –

The trees at Honey Pot seem to be VERY picked over. Not that it stopped us from getting perfect apples.

One of Spotty’s favorite things to do when he is here are the mazes and this year Honey pot unveiled a new one “The green monster”.   When we got to the green monster it was about 4:30pm and the sky had turned from blue to black. After Spotty and Boy Toy went through Moo overheard the attendant say “I know what time it is, but I just didn’t want to say no.” Apparently the big maze is supposed to close at 4pm. Spotty would have been so disappointed if he couldn't go through it. I love running across teenagers in jobs where they have the ability to help kids out or toe the company line. Sometimes it’s at arcades where someone will give the kid a prize they really want, even if they don’t have enough tickets. Sometimes it’s at a place like this where perhaps they recall what it was like to be a kid.   I always think “thank God there is hope for humanity.”  

There was also (we think) an air show going on. We got to see some pretty cool planes.

Once the apples were picked and the mazes were mazed we headed back to Moo clans fortress of dorkitude. Where they fed us great food, and let Spotty entertain them with his death defying circus act (that I took no photos of whatsoever…I think I hate my camera). Moo and Spotty went on a nighttime hunt of things to put on pizza, like Basil, chives, peppers and…strawberries. We were also sent home with cans of LOVE. Peach marinade and peach preserves, and PEAR STUFF!!!! Moo makes this pear sweet liquid gold that this time is actually a jelly and I bet is just as good as the liquid gold although Moo doesn’t think so. There were a bunch of other canned goods that I will have to take a look at. My brain stopped working after I saw I got a jar of PEAR GODness.

So Moo said we complained about the trees last time we went, and that may possibly be true as last year’s trip seemed to be the same weekend as this year’s trip. So apparently we need to go apple picking in September…perhaps before labor day? Which to me seems like an abomination…I guess we will have to see. We did get pears this time and approximately 20 bags of donuts. Spotty has decided that he likes them, but not the sugar ones (whose son is he?) As long as there are apples in September (Moo also says that we used to do the apple picking in September, but I do not believe her, I can find no September evidence) and the Moo clan we will be fine.