Ryan's Day


Ryan's birthday was a beautiful Oregon day in apple (and pear) country.  We camped right in the Hood River Valley, just a couple of miles from our favorite orchard.  The apple picking was great fun and we came back with a huge box of goodies.

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Free samples were allowed while we picked.  It was nice to taste before picking!

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We got Akane, Golden Supreme and Sansa.  If all goes according to plan, I will be canning applesauce this weekend!  There will be many more varieties later in the season.  Sometimes I wish we lived in apple country so we could pick every week, but at least I got my fix for the year.


Later in the day we celebrated with birthday cake and presents.  What a lovely start to fall!