My Birthday at a Winery!

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Picking out wine to take home

Cheers! It's my Birthday. I've decided that I would like to do some wine tasting and pick some apples so I can make an apple pie. Sounds like something fun that the kids can enjoy too. The whole family packs into the Trail Blazer and off we go on another adventure. The Peaks of Otter Winery is a great place! You step into the theme of Johnny Appleseed from the moment you drive onto the property. With "johnny's house" by the apple orchard, a big statue of Johnny, and other quaint buildings on the property, I had a great time exploring with my 4 year-old neice and 2 year-old nephew. The store has barrels of apples you can choose from or you can grab a bag and go pick your own off the trees in the orchard. We decided to pick our own. Landen kept picking the apples off the ground and putting them in the bag, but my sister would take them out when he wasn't looking.

Picking Apples with Bryden
The poor little guy can't even reach the bottom of the trees. Bryden saw the nice apples at the top of the tree and decided that we wanted those. That's not possible when your auntie is only 5'2".....keep dreaming kiddo! So we settled on some apples about half way up the tree and she seemed pleased with that. My brother-in-law, Jim, helped me a few times to reach the apples that I wanted. That was a sight and I have pictures to prove it!

After filling a few bags up with apples, we made the trek back to the store to weigh them and browse around the store. My sister and I headed straight over to the wine tasting. Peaks of Otter make some beautiful fruit wines. I ended up buying a bottle of pineapple-apple wine, and a peach-apple wine.  The blackberry cobbler wine was quite tasty too, but I can't bring all that home with me. I wish I could!

The day passed by quickly and on our way back home we stopped to have my birthday dinner at the Outback steakhouse so I didn't have to cook my own birthday meal. I was thankful for that.

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Picking out wine to take home
Picking out wine to take home
Picking Apples with Bryden
Picking Apples with Bryden
My brother-in-law helping me pick …
My brother-in-law helping me pick…
Picking Apples
Picking Apples
Mucky face. stop eating the apples…
Mucky face. stop eating the apple…
Hayden is putting apples in the ba…
Hayden is putting apples in the b…
And he didnt drop me....I thought…
And he didn't drop me....I though…
My sister with newborn Landen
My sister with newborn Landen
The Peaks of Otter Store.
The Peaks of Otter Store.
Johnny Appleseeds house
Johnny Appleseed's house
My family in Virginia
My family in Virginia
My Birthday Dinner at the Outback …
My Birthday Dinner at the Outback…
The apple pie I made from the appl…
The apple pie I made from the app…
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