Recharging and Relaxing

Skytop Apple Orchard

Skytop Apple OrchardSometimes, you just need a break from the stress of everyday life. The past two weekends, we both decided to get out an enjoy the cooler weather. The summer heat seemed to finally be over.

How do you like them apples?

Emily had been raving about these honeycrisp apples. Last Saturday, we drove up to Hendersonville to Skytop Orchards. I have never been apple picking, and wasn’t 100% looking forward to going. When we got there though, it turned out to be really nice. The orchard is on top of a mountain, and the weather was great. It was coolish, and there was a terrific view.

We found a row that didn’t have a heck of a lot of people on it, and went in search of honeycrisp apples. We found a tree on the row for those, and picked a basket full. When we got up to the area to pay, we figured out the apples were not the kind we thought. Turns out they were Macs.

Luckily, they had bushels and pecks ready to buy. So we ended up with a pretty large bag of Macs and a peck of honeycrisp. This worked out in my favor. Emily cooked a fantastic apple crisp, and some apple bread. Yum!

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New Finds

Sunday, we decided that we needed to make use of the great weather we were having. There is a park near us in Mauldin that we have been seeing. It is located behind the old Greenville Braves Stadium. There is a system of trails located along the Reedy River, and a swamp.

We took Sydney with us. He was busting to get out and explore. We all really enjoyed it, and surprisingly there weren’t many people out. We both thought it would be really crowded. I wonder if a lot of people don’t know it is there yet?

Historic Places

Today, we went to Cowpens Battlefield in Cherokee County. A while back we went on a leisurely drive and kind of happened on it. I had heard of it before, but had never been there. That day was super hot, and we just stopped long enough to stretch our legs and get some more info.

There are a couple of trails out there. One seemed like a historic trail that went through some of the battlefield and toured barracks and things like that. The other trail was a nature trail. We opted for the nature trail this time. It was about 2 miles in length and gently rolling. Sydney was lucky enough to be able to tag along again.

We all had a great time. It is nice to be able to get out and enjoy all that our area has to offer. We are looking forward to doing more of it this fall and winter.

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