Fall Tradition: Apple Picking

The weather this weekend could not have been any better.  It was just perfect to be able to spend a few hours in the apple orchard.

We headed up to Saint Joseph Du Lac, where there a plenty of places to go and pick apples.  Of course, we could not avoid the famous Montreal road works!

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It never ceases to amaze me the different types of people you get to witness at apple picking.  However, the one type of person that gives me a chuckle, is the posh ladies that show up.

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It’s very amusing seeing these ladies show up, as if they were going out on a Saturday night to Crescent St.  I just shake my head.  Being a country boy myself, coming to this type of setting just brings me back home.

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The one thing that i did not like about this location though, was the noise.  For some reason, the owners thought it was a great idea to blast music throughout the grounds – except in the orchard itself, thank God.  They even had a live band, playing “Cuban” music.  What’s the relation between “Cuban” music and apple orchards?

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Aside from picking a whole bag of apples, we also bought some cider and some carbonated apple juice.  I could have bought so much more, for everything was so tempting.

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Now it’s time to make apple pie, apple crumble, apple turn-over, apple sauce….. you get the idea.

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If you have never been to do this activity in the fall, you really need to go and try it out.  It’s great fun and not expensive at all.

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Below is the live band who played “Cuban” music.  I could not believe my ears, but one woman asked if they were actually Cuban!!  Oh brother!

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