Last Saturday, John and I were invited to a friend's birthday party in New Jersey, about an hour's drive from Manhattan. We decided to make a day of it! We met up with another couple from church, rented a zipcar, drove out to New Jersey, went apple picking, attended the birthday party, and topped the day off with a trip to the grocery store (yay for "cheap" groceries in New Jersey!).
It was a perfect, sunny fall day. The scenery was gorgeous. I can't tell you how strange it was for us to be on a rolling country road, just an hour away from our apartment!
We took our time wandering the rows of the apple orchard. There were so many different apple varieties: Jonamac, Jonagold, Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Cameo, Gala, Yellow Delicious, Winesap... I think we picked a few of each type!
At one point, John stopped to do a little "research" on his phone.
John and I had a competition to see who could find the biggest apple. John won, but only because he's taller and can reach where no one else can.
The orchard had a little outdoor market, where we bought acorn squash and fresh apple cider.
After our apple picking adventure, we continued down the road to our friends' house. We had a lovely afternoon/evening with our friends. We had about 8 different types of barbecued meat for dinner! I wish I would have taken more photos at the party, but I only snagged this one of our little friend.