Yesterday Matt and I took an adventure to Julian, CA with the Herrington's. I had heard good things about Julian, especially in the fall, because of the nearby apple orchards. Our first stop was downtown Julian, which I took no pictures of, haha sorry! Julian was a gold mining town in the 1800s and the town (which is basically just a big intersection) still has most of the original buildings. It's a tourist town so it's filled with restaurants, bakeries, and general stores filled with souvenirs. We ate Mexican food because we are all obsessed with it and perused many of the shops. I found a great little used book store and the boys bought apple pie (which by the way, according to Matt, the famous Julian Apple Pie Company pie does not at all live up to the hype). I wish we had had more time to walk around town.
Next we hit up the Raven Hill apple orchards. The orchards are NOTHING like orchards at home, and the trees aren't even tall enough to need a ladder. But it was still so much fun. The Fuji apples are to diiiie for. I can't wait to use them in treats!
On our way back we stopped at Mountain Valley Ranch's pumpkin patch. By then it had started raining, so we decided against walking around the corn maze or playing with the corn cannon. But we did a little photoshoot with Cannon and some pumpkins, found our big pumpkin and got on our way.
Despite the weather we had so much fun. We are definitely looking forward to heading back to Julian when it gets closer to Christmas for some holiday-themed baked goods and a horse drawn carriage ride!