It is (one-of) the most wonderful time(s) of the year!
Fall is my favorite season for several reasons:
- pumpkin everything
- hot *spiked* cider
- leaves turning
- layers! boots!
- cool crisp air
- October birthdays – only celebrating the existence of the best people you’ll ever meet
Consider me very biased indeed. Not to mention, learning (again) to live in a place without standard central air conditioning has really helped me appreciate nights when I could sleep comfortably without hearing $$$$ from our portable unit hopelessly guzzling out cool air over those hot summer nights.
But I digress. One of the perks of moving to a new region has been the sense of adventure every new unmarked destination brings. We have always wanted a chance to go to Maine particularly given the raves you hear from deep-rooted New England-ers. Luckinly, just as fall came around this year, we received a generous invitation to make a short weekend trip to Harrison, Maine.
The drive up from Boston was gorgeous – and likely to become only more magnificent during peak fall foliage periods. Maine has a funny reputation for its interesting street signs and town names because they just have that many. We passed Naples on our way there and went apple-picking in Sweden all within about 30+ minutes of each other.
We had a wonderful experience apple-picking in the charming Pie Tree Orchard with their thoughtful and attentive staff and cute mini apple cider donuts! It’s hard to veer away from people’s favorite apple cider donuts, I’ve found from taking a poll from our group, but it theirs was a nice and light delicacy nonetheless.
Our friend’s family house was well-equipped for a stay-cay, so we were able to truly go off-grid and maximize our time and company there. We’ll be sure to come back, to Harrison or to a whole new side of Maine!
And stay tuned for more of my fall-obsessive posts and my rookie apple-pie-making exploits.