Monday, October 15, 2007

Ricker Hill Orchard

So, on the advice of my wonderful cousin, Lexie, Nicki decided she wanted to take the kids to Ricker Hill Apple Orchard in Turner. Michael actually went there on a field trip with his school this fall, they study apples and Johnny Appleseed in first grade. He really enjoyed it, and it sounded like fun to me, so we looked for a good day. Well, Fryeburg happened, and took a lot of time, then of course there is soccer (some of which we missed for Fryeburg), and soccer doesn't end for us until 1 PM most times. So we decided we could make sandwiches during soccer, and head down from there. Nicki met us after the games, and discovered that I didn't want to be trying to feed out sandwiched DURING the games, so I was still making them. And then I had to stop for cash, 'cuz I just NEVER carry cash (don't try to mug me, I got nuthin). FYI, they take credit/debit cards for everything but the PYO. Then we left Bill's work truck at the Turner shop so we could actually be TOGETHER (he's on call this week). And EVENTUALLY we got there. Bill wasn't enormously into the whole thing, he made the mistake of rolling down a hill during the soccer game while he was entertaining Zachary, and learned that yes, even he is OLD. His tummy didn't handle it well. But in church yesterday, when they were talking about the importance of spending time together with our families he mentioned it and what a good time he had. Good to know.

Anyway, time for pics:

I helped show Emily how to play mini-golf. Well, maybe we should use those terms loosely here.

Conveniently located near the mini golf were a couple of well-mired tractors to climb on.
Mini golf is not Z's thing. Tractors are.

They have ALOT of tractors.

AND they have a bounce house big enough for 6 kids, 2 adults, and 1 adult-sized kid!!!

They have more, and so do I, but I need to get a "Drink Kool-Aid". There will be time later.

1 comment:

Stinson Family said...

I love the pictures. I wish I could've gone with you all, it looks like you all had a lot of fun. We are leaving on the 27th of October and we can't wait to see you and your loving family.