Apple Picking

We kicked off October with some apple picking at one of our favorite places, Baughers in Westminster MD. We brought along one of B’s friends because now that his brother is away at college living the adult life B is suddenly an only child. It’s still kind of strange! Baughers is where we normally go strawberry picking in the Summer but we missed it this year. In the past we’ve even come for pick your own peaches, strawberries, and pumpkins. Just something so enjoyable about “picking your own”. The day was very warm and sunny which made it perfect for their amazing apple cider slushies. I’m not a huge fan of apple juice or cider generally, but in a slushy form I love it, go figure. Now if we could add a few more weekends to the month of October…I want to do ALL the Fall things!!

Mister Eds

During our last road trip of the Summer we decided to stop in Mister Ed’s on our way to Lake Tobias. Shari had never been and there was no way we could just drive by without sharing the fun that is Mister Ed’s.
Part candy shop & part free elephant museum Mister Ed’s has something for everyone. There is a fun outdoor garden area and woods you can walk through. The elephant museum is bigger and better then ever, and they have a really fun selection of candy. Located in Orrtanna, PA (this is between Chambersburg & Gettysburg PA) they are open every day, and worth a stop in your ever find yourself in the area!

Lake Tobias

Last weekend was the last Saturday that Kurt would be with us before he moved back to State College for school, so we decided to do something fun. We took a little PA Adventure, both boys and Kurt’s girlfriend Shari. I have wanted to visit Lake Tobias Wildlife Park ever since my friend Molly went.
The day had been calling for scattered rain showers so we weren’t sure what to expect, but it turned into a beautiful clear day.
Lake Tobias was started in 1965 by JR Tobias, and his wife still lives in a farmhouse on the property. Our favorite part of the trip was the safari tour. You ride in an open top bus across 150 acres of beautiful hills on a one hour tour. There are all kinds of animals that greet you from alpaca, emu, bison, to water buffalo.
There is also a petting zoo, reptile house, and a section of the park set up like a more typical zoo. It was a nice way to wrap us to wrap up the Summer with one last road trip.