Apple Country pt 1

We're back! We had a great time on our apple-picking vacation in Lubbock! I highly suggest everyone who gets a chance goes to that city. There was a lot of neat stuff to do. Lots of history and culture.

Day one of our trip looked like this: Mommy didn't get the car packed up the night before, so we left around 2pm on Friday. We got to Lubbock at 8:30pm and there was no way we were setting up camp in the dark. So we "camped" Holiday Inn style. You can see the girls in the king-sized bed at the hotel with their matching jammies on.

Note to self: When you don't plan well enough and leave 2 hours later than you're supposed to, it might cost you a lot! The camp site would only have been $26, but the room was $111. Oops.
Saturday we got up and ate a continental breakfast. The $70 extra we had to pay for the room was less hurty thanks to the cinnamon rolls and orange juice. Then we headed out to Apple Country Orchards and picked apples. This place was HUGE! There are over 3,000 trees in all different types. They had Arkansas Black, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious and Fuji ripe this weekend. We got Goldens and Fujis for our apple butter.
GraceAnne picking one of our obligatory first 10 apples. The skeeters were SO BAD we couldn't stand to be in the orchard much longer than that. Fortunately they had a petting zoo, gift shop and pumpkin festival going on, so we got to hang out for a while. We got the rest of our bushel of apples at the front from the ones the workers had already picked. They looked better anyway.
There was a lot going on this weekend around Lubbock! Floydada is the self-proclaimed pumpkin capital of the U.S., so there was a street fair and some festival type stuff going on. It was a lot of fun and I'm glad we got to do something else since we spent so little time at the orchard. Anyway, I'll take carnival food where I can get it! We ate corn on the cob, a brisket burrito, shaved ice lemonade and a funnel cake. MMMMMMM!
Aren't they cute? This guy had a field set up with nothing but picture ops between Idalou, (orchard), and Floydada, (festival). It was so cute!

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