Fall Orchard Trip 2015

Every fall we head to our favorite orchard, Anderson Orchard in Mooresville, Indiana, to sip on apple cider slushies, pick out gourds and mums, and explore.

Last year was Owen’s inaugural trip to the orchard. But since he was only about 6 weeks old at the time, he mostly hung out in his stroller.

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This year was a whole new ballgame. Because this kid loves to walk and explore.

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When we first arrived, we had Owen in his stroller. While he was restrained, I was able to snap some photos of the fall goodness.


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But then, being the inquisitive one year old that he is, Owen wanted out of his stroller. And he let us know. Loud and clear.

We then spent the remainder of the time chasing him because he was obsessed with the gravel parking lot and the cars driving through and parking in it. I was able to get him to sit down with me and watch the workers take pumpkins off a trailer and to drink some of our apple cider slushie.

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But other than that, he was on the move. 

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I love this photo of him because he looks like a miniature person.

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And this photo cracks me up because you can see Brad following Owen, in the upper left corner, as Owen makes his way to the parking lot.

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He did pause to help me pick out a mum.

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After what seemed like hours of trying to distract him from attempting to run into the parking lot, we decided that we should move on out. Which kind of made me sad because I love making our way to the actual orchard and lake on the property.

Maybe I can talk Brad into making another trip to the orchard. But I’m pretty sure that will take a lot of bribery.

In case you’re interested, you can see my posts from our previous orchard visits here: 2011, 20122013, and 2014.

Do you have any fall traditions?

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  1. Hi Chelsea! I love your blog and I’m happy to see you’ve been updating a lot lately. I live in Camby and we just went to Anderson Orchard on Sunday for the Apple Festival. Although I do love going to the orchard every fall it was way too crowded for me at the festival. From your pictures it looks like you went on a normal day-smart move. Keep up the great work, it’s really nice to read a blog (and now listen to a podcast) from someone around my age and where I live 🙂

    1. Hey, Olivia! Yeah, we saw them setting up for the Apple Festival when we were there on Thursday. We almost always go on a weekday because it’s not nearly as busy, which was nice because Owen had free range for the most part, instead of people tripping over him. Hah! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the blog and podcast. I’m hoping to fire up the podcast again soon!

  2. Hey Chelsea,
    Owen is the cutest little boy! I bet he took a long nap that day. Beautiful pictures!

  3. We were just there this weekend as well! Gotta love the cider slush! We plan on going back this weekend for the October Kids Festival!

    1. That sounds like fun! I wondered how crowded it gets. As you can tell by the photos, I’m a fan of less crowded settings. Hah!

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