Saturday, September 30, 2006

Autumn Road Trip

Oh! Oh! Oh!

It was a dreary, drizzly day today, but we had an absolute blast traveling around the Midland area. We went to Moore Orchards, just south of Midland, which grows over 30 kinds of apples, including several interesting heirloom varieties. Our mission was to pick up a half-bushel of Fameuse, or snow apples, an old variety that we used to grow on the LutheranChik family farm. We wound up with an additional half-peck sampler of other heirlooms like Holstein, Cox Pippin and an extremely tasty little green-russet apple, plus delicious fresh caramel apples and homemade donuts for the doggies. What fun. On the way home we stopped at the Eastman Party Store, one of our new favorite hangouts, where we picked up snacks to nosh on during the U of M game tonight, including fresh mozarella and an incredible lemon Stilton cheese -- this has tiny pieces of candied lemon peel in it and tastes exactly like lemon cheesecake. Some dibs of sausage, cheese, water crackers and apples...a supper fit for royalty. It's good to be Queen.

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