All ready to be lit up tomorrow night.
We also turned this:
Hope you have a safe & fun Halloween!
Let's take a look around from the backyard.
Everything is so beautiful right now. Glad I was able to catch it before all of the leaves fall.
Hope it's beautiful where you are......now back inside to tend to a sick little girl.
I had a little help making the cake.
Red Velvet Time.
Daddy, hope your birthday was great. We love you!
If you've never heard of it before, it's an old stone inn and resort spa that has been known to have a very famous clientele including the current President.
Here's one of the two huge fireplaces that flank the hotel lobby. They have little verses etched into the rock.
These rocking chairs were lined up in front of the other fireplace. I could definitely see myself sitting there on a cold evening sipping a cup of coffee.
There is a beautiful open veranda on the back of the inn that overlooks the golf course and mountains. The last time I was there, you could go out and sit in the rocking chairs but not now, they've turned it into the dining area for one of their restaurants. Darn.
That's a quick glimpse at one of my favorite spots. I've never even actually stayed here (yet). I'm hoping the hubby and I will be able to take a quick trip up one weekend. We'll see.
Here are a couple of the houses you'll pass on the road up to the inn - just beautiful.
Thanks for coming along. I hope you get to see it in person one day.
(rainy & windy with temps in the 40's)
I love to see this in the kitchen:
I made apple crisp this afternoon with some of those delicious apples we picked at the orchard last week.
All I can say is........YUMMY!
Here is the recipe I found on Food Network.com if you're interested.
5 apples (they recommended Granny Smith but we used Fuji)
peeled, cored & chopped small
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
3 tbsp all purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp lemon juice
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
6 tbsp chilled butter, cut into pieces
1/4 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all ingredients together. Place into casserole dish or ramekins.
Mix topping: flour, brown sugar, cinammon, & salt in large bowl. Blend butter into the mixture until it forms pea size lumps. Stir in pecans & sprinkle over filling.
Bake for 35-40 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before serving.
I would have loved to take some of this home.
We did take some of this home - yummy.
The kids loved this stuff.
Look at all of that beautiful color that's just beginning.
It was eventually time to take our apples and head back home.
Such a fun day - thanks for coming along.