Monday, September 28, 2009

Alpacas and Apples

I just returned from a delightful visit to Portland, OR to visit my son and his girlfriend. I've been there several times in the four years they've lived there and they always find new and interesting things to do with me. On this day we drove to the Hood River valley, a beautiful ride, and visited an alpaca farm and apple orchard.

Here is Katie feeding one of the babies. Their fleece is amazingly soft to the touch.

What a face!
This is the view from the alpaca farm. They are surrounded by apple orchards, which is where we went next.

We thought it would be fun to pick our own apples and here is my son, Kurt filling a bag. We thought that they would be cheaper if we picked them ourselves, but we were wrong. We ended up with almost $60 worth of apples! Good thing we all like them and they will keep well in the refrigerator for a few months.

We only picked Honey Crisps because they have such a short season and are so sweet and juicy.

How about this view from the orchard with Mt. Hood in the distance? The North West is such a magnificent part of our country.

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