Guest post written by my buddy Aldo Mays
Making apple cider has always been one of my favorite fall activities, with jumping in freshly raked leaves coming in as a close second place. This year, I decided to get some apples from a local orchard to prepare the cider with.
On an early afternoon in late September, I piled into the car with some lunch and great CDs for the drive, set my home security alarm I found at Securitychoice.com, and began the three hour drive to the nearest apple orchard. While I drove, I enjoyed the incredibly beautiful scenery of the changing leaves, as well as the trees that had already started to shed some on the ground below.
Upon arriving at the orchard, I was amazed by how many people had apparently shared my idea - the parking lot was nearly entirely full! I found a spot near the back, and made my way into the orchard. Once I got inside, I realized there was actually a festival going on inside.
It turns out that I had come to the orchard on exactly the right day. The festival was a celebration of their 50th anniversary, and they had all of their products and apples on sale for 50% off. I gathered many delicious looking apples, as well as a few pre-made bottles of their apple cider. The day I picked was truly a wonderful coincidence.