One of the best experiences I had during this road trip was when we found an apple orchard and had the chance to pick them. Ohhh believe me, that was fun! I realized that a freshly picked apple taste differently from what we buy in the Philippines. Maybe because what we have back home is imported. And it’s kinda old when it gets to its final destination.
The ones we just harvested were juicy, sweet and oh soooo good….
Rulfs Orchard is just a little off I-87, the Adirondacks Highway, in Upstate New York. We’ve been travelling through Route 9 for the wonderful view of Adirondacks , Lake George and Lake Champlain. And finally came off through I-87 on our way to Canada. Yep, we went to Canada. I will be writing about that soon and how I got my Canadian Visa too. 🙂
We went inside Rulfs to inquire about the apple picking. We were told that it’s 5 dollars for a bag. 🙂 That’s not bad, I thought. I would have paid more just to pick an apple! haha… We don’t have those in my country, so yeah that’s like a dream come true for me. 🙂
After paying we were given an instruction on what to do. The owner said that it’s the end of the season already and there are not many apples anymore. I was somehow disappointed when she said that because I thought I would see, maybe 1 or 2 apples only. lol
I was so surprised when we saw the apple trees. I think there were at least a hundred apples per tree. And those are not many? Ha! I was in heaven. 🙂
See that silly grin! lol
Even John enjoyed it too. 🙂
I have never seen an apple orchard before. That goes without saying that it overwhelmed me. How I wish we can plant apples back home. I would be a farmer, to be sure. haha
Rulfs Orchard grow pumpkins, tomatoes , sweet corn and other vegetables as well. They also sell, apple pie. Apple donuts. And fresh cider.
The painted pumpkins look really cute. 🙂
If you ever visit the Adirondacks Mountains in Upstate New York, do not forget to include in your list to pick apples. It is a fun experience , specially if you have children.
Check their website for more details – http://www.rulfsorchard.com/
Have fun everyone!
Lea C. Walker