By Lysabeth Luansing-Garcia
If you’ve read some of my previous posts, you may have noticed we call our eldest son “Jelo.” No, that’s not his real name. His real name is Julian Angelo. So his nickname is the “J’ from Julian and the “-elo” from Angelo. I know, its cute!
Jelo once heard the news weather refer to the city of Julian. He was instantly curious about the city of Julian. We promised for a long time we’d take him for a visit – and last weekend we finally did!
Auntie Joyce and Uncle Mikey joined us for our trip into the mountains for some apple picking and apple pie!
We started our visit with apple picking at Raven Hill Orchard. For $10 you get a bag to fill with as many apples as you can! There were rows and rows of apple trees that our boys loved to run up and down. They enjoyed finding the “really red” apples and had daddy help pick the best ones that were way high up in the trees.
At the orchard, there was wine tasting from Menghini Winery. For $5 you get to sample 5 wines and get a keepsake wine glass.
We had some lunch and explored downtown Julian where Jelo had fun taking pictures in front of a few “Julian” signs.
We ended our day with a slice of famous Julian apple pie. My favorite is the Apple Caramel Crumble… oh so good!
Another great weekend diversion from the daily routines of the work week! Happy Fall everyone!
Lysabeth Luansing-Garcia is a wife and mom of two. She is a former teacher turned high school counselor who believes in helping young people achieve their dreams. She enjoys traveling, crafting, cooking, and blogging. You can find her at www.garciamemories.com.