Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Exploring Apple Hill with a Camera

I never got to post about the day Eliz and I went to Apple Hill to drive around the country. We started the day off in Placerville, walking around the town. It was a gorgeous spring day. We could not have asked for better weather.

Apple Hill is a farming community a few miles from Placerville. In the summer months, the area is bustling with tourists as most of the farm owners open their doors up for city folks to come get a taste of the country. Since it was the off season, the roads were empty which allowed us to drive around unimpeded.

It also meant that most of the farms were closed, but we didn't let that stop us. The area was so pretty. It was wonderful having most of the farms and roads to ourselves. Even though it was a little on the cool side, we put the top of the bug down which made the experience even better. Instead of just our eyes taking in the view, we could hear birds singing and the sound of leaves rustling and we could smell the land and even the not yet budding fruit. I just wish I would have gotten a picture of the car stopped in the middle of the road.

One of my best memories of the day was passing a group of people walking on the side of the road. It was seriously like a movie. They called out and waved to us and we smiled and waved back. That was just the most fun I've ever had in the bug.

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