Yesterday, my friend, her baby, and I went on a fall flavored adventure. We went and explored around the Apple Works here in Indiana.
Amazingly the current rainy, wet, icky fall weather Indy is experiencing held out and we got to take our time. We explored the grounds and got to see some lovely changing scenery. Everything is still in that transition phase. There’s still glimpses of summer peeking out through what will soon become gorgeous fall colors. The whole place just seemed serene even with hoardes of field tripping children around.
Something that makes the Apple Works feel different to me is the fact that they have a petting zoo area. There were several cute goats, who were all about walking across the bridges. Chickens galore and even a few fresh hatched chicks. An alpaca or two. Or maybe they were llamas. How do you tell the difference? We wandered around petting and talking to animals. Listening to my friend’s baby coo and call out to them. Plus seeing all of the kids reaction to the animals was priceless. Not to mention they had the most amazing signs around over there. And the enclosures were adorable as well.
To wrap up our trip we wandered down to the lake and explored the gazebo. Looked into the murky brown water in search of fish and when that failed we made our way through departing groups of field trippers to the shop/bakery. Which alone was well worth the trip. One it smelled amazing, like if you had bottled fall and released it in a building. It was filled with the normal apple goods and old time candy. But it also had tons of adorable kitchy goods. Like wooden signs with witty sayings. Pumpkin people that were to die for. And tons more, if I had the means I would have bought them out. Instead I got some apple butter, apple cider, and three fantastic caramel apples.
After spoozing for a bit we had the baby pick out a tiny pumpkin all her own. It was too cute to resist. Plus even though she was sick she put up with us taking tons of pictures of her. Even letting us stick her head into a giant cartoon apple to take pictures. She puts up with a lot from her mother and aunt. All n all it was a good way to spend a good fall day.