So the smart thing to do when you drive anywhere for 2-3 hours is to use your time wisely. With that being said after our visit to Monticello I was so excited to find out an apple orchard was literally around the corner.
The part of Virginia I reside in has apples in abundance only in stores so it is an extra special treat to give my kids the opportunity to pick some and learn where they come from and see that in all their glory. The kids didn't even know the "goodies" that were coming after we worked hard to retrieve the apples.
Man can I say they worked hard on getting apples but a little harder at climbing down the hill and then back up. Carter-mountain-orchard is on the top of a mountain.
Let's step back for a moment. I need to be honest with you. I am from upstate NY. I know about country and apples. That is why it was important for me to give them an apple picking experience. I went as a child and some experiences are just down right fun and you want to share that with your children even if you live in a large busy suburb almost 3 hours away. I also know and appreciate a donut washed down with some cider!