Happy Monday friends!! What a weekend - we soaked up all the beautiful weather and did all the Fall things, basically in one day!! I'm pretty pumped for the week - Sia concert tomorrow night & off to Nashville for an extended long weekend, but before that - here's how we took advantage of the beautiful weather this weekend!
Nashoba Valley Winery is our one stop shop for all things fall! Gary and I have been going here for the last 5 years and it's never disappointed. About 30 miles outside of the city you get to take in the amazing views of the valley, get all the Fall foliage you could want, go apple and pumpkin picking AND taste wine!
The trick to getting the most out of your time there, is trying to beat the crowd - so get there early! We started with the wine tasting at 11:00 AM which is perfectly acceptable if you ask me! For $8/pp you get a variety of wines to sample & a wine glass - which we have way too many of now! You can also do the tour, but since we've done it before - we just get straight to the good stuff!
You could eat lunch at J's restaurant or preorder a packed lunch to enjoy a picnic outside! Last year I discovered that you could preorder and it's a game changer! The views of the vineyard are a perfect backdrop!
Before apple picking you have to get an apple cider donut (or two)!! Then it's time to get your apple pick on!
This was the first year we used the apple picking poles and I fully admit Gary was way better at it than me!
We went throughout the orchard and while most of the trees to the front were picked through - there was a great section in the back, where the poles came in handy, that had the best looking apples!! Now the fun of actually eating them and baking a pie or two!
I usually have lofty goals of carving these fabulous pumpkins, but poor Gary ends up doing about 75% of the work and then they don't keep - so we opted for 6 smaller pumpkins of different colors and varieties to keep around the house and use as decorations! Last year they stayed until after Thanksgiving - talk about a great ROI on a $6 investment!
Sunday morning I joined Core Power Yoga on the roof deck of Ink Block for a fun outdoor yoga session! I think I've said more than once that I am not a yoga person...something about not being able to still my mind, but maybe acupuncture has changed me because it somehow "clicked" and I felt like I could be a tree and downward dog with the best of them! Just kidding - far from being able to balance on one leg, but at least now I feel like I should be able to handle it!
A long-ish stroll through the park, much needed mani/pedi & lots of prepping for the week ahead rounded out Sunday!
After being on the go for the last few months, I have to say this was one of my favorite weekend's out of the entire year!! A lot of fun and relaxation! Stay tuned for a little fashion post this week! How was your weekend? Link up below to share it with us!
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