Apples are a big business here. Apple orchards dot the landscape. I was amazed at how small the apple trees are, yet so full of fruit.
|One of the orchards|
|Look how little this tree is...|
|The trees just are not very big...yet the yield is great.|
|These are Gala apples.|
|Don't they look scrumptious?|
|Main street...Apple festival|
One cannot leave without buying something...
|Honey crisp apples...my favorite. I bought a bag.|
|Sawyer and Tate...in the sunglasses...|
|High five-ing their Daddy!|
|Tate on a blow up monster truck slide|
|Now Sawyer's turn...|
|this is another monster truck slide...|
|Tate went down on his stomach...Pawpaw watches...|
|On to the UFO...we know something about UFO's being from Roswell...|
|Up, up into the air with Pawpaw and Daddy cheering them on.|
These guys had the time of their life, and did not want to leave. Such memories, and fun. They will look forward to next year I am sure!
Also, big for the apple festival is the "Tour D' Apple" bike race. This year Warren and Luke did it together. I decided it would be a great photo opportunity, so I went along as photographer. I got a lot of pre-race photos...
|Unloading the bikes...|
And the beginning of the race...
|See Luke to the right in the red...Warren is just behind him...|
Activities galore were on hand for the Apple festival. There was an 8K run as well. I did go with my photo club to take pictures of the run. The race was not only for adults. There was a special run for kids...they were too precious, and my favorite part. Maybe next year Sawyer and Tate will be able to do it. The photos taken by the club can be seen here: http://www.cameraclubofhendersonville.com/p310767381.
Here are a few of my favorites that I took...
Don't all these kids look like they are having fun? Cannot wait to do it all again next year. I'll get Warren and Luke finishing next time... for sure!