We started off in Ellijay at the same orchard we visited last year, R&A Orchards. We picked three varieties of apples (Granny Smith, Stayman Winesap, and Rome Beauty). Oliver was excited about the Granny Smith because he said that he learned in school that they were named such because Grannies like to bake apple pies with them.
|Getting ready to hit the road.|
|Ollie's First Apple|
|Henry's First Apple|
|Look at this one!"|
Next we headed to Brasstown Bald, which is the highest point in Georgia. We went there two years ago and decided to try again now that Oliver is old enough to hike up hill without needing to ride on Matt's shoulders!
|Last time we came, you could see the mountain from here, but this time we were up in the clouds.|
|This was when I decided to turn the flash off!|
|Up at the top--enjoying the view of the clouds.|
|No, we did not put money into the telescope to get a better view of the fog.|
|And back down the mountain!|