Sunday, September 16, 2007

An Orchard, A Drive-In and an Art Fair

This was a busy, fresh-air-filled weekend for all of us! On Saturday we headed over to Stillwater to Aamodt's Apple Orchard and St. Croix Vineyards for apples and wine. We picked up some yummy Honey Crisp apples and some McIntosh ones for baking. Then over to the Winery to sample and pick up a few bottles of wine.

We continued our journey up 95 north of Stillwater, up to Taylors Falls where we ate at the Drive-In (the name escapes me). Lots of "firsts" for Lucy that day - first orchard, first winery and first drive-in! After lunch we went over the St. Croix River into Wisconsin to make our journey back home. Just north of Amery we stopped at a quaint boutique called Bittersweet Farms. Then home we went for a nice nap!

I ended up baking a couple pans of apple crisp, which was more like apple not-so-crisp (never mess with a recipe!), but it still tastes good! We took a nice walk in town and visited with friend, Kathleen. Put Lucy down for bed and watched the movie "You, Me and Dupree" which was very funny!

Today (Sunday) Lucy and mom headed over to friend Kellie's to pick up her and Matt Jones (1-year-old) and went up to Marine on St. Croix for the annual Marine Art Fair. We didn't find anything we couldn't live without, except for a bag of Kettle Corn. We visited at Kellie's parents house, who live in Marine on the St. Croix River. Frank (Kellie's dad) is towards the end of the process of remodeling their home and it is absolutely gorgeous! They really should be on one of those HGTV shows to show it off.

And so we're home now, making a pot roast, watching the Vikings play, getting ready for another busy week!

(also, Lucy's 4-month pictures are online now at - under Portraits)

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