Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Peach Pickers

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On Sunday we all loaded up and headed for Crozet to pick peaches!

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Chiles Peach Orchard is in the same family as Carter Mountain, so part of the reason for the trip was to drop some soaps off there! It was a good reason to go pick peaches and visit a very pretty part of Virginia...the Charlottesville area.

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The first thing you see is the beautiful orchards and the wooden building when you drive up.

Dad and Charlie hopped out and headed straight for the peaches while we went inside to get the instructions!

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Chiles Peach Orchard is a lovely place to visit. There were many families picking and having lunch and enjoying their day. We got to picking right away...

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Charlie said, "Let me at 'em!"

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We stopped to pose for a few pics!

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The weather was quite warm, but the shade of the trees made it bearable!

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Dynamo found a ladder and got the ones at the tip top!

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Mom found her one too, but mostly I just saw mom and dad eating peaches!

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And, Charlie just relaxed!

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Surprisingly he didn't try to eat the peaches!

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Everyone had a lovely time searching for the perfect spot to pick.

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Little Man had a fantastic time!

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After picking we went inside to buy goodies and taste the peach cider donuts!

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Charlie and Dynamo just cooled off outside. Charlie loves to get his belly on the cool cement!

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Charlie attracted some people who gave him love! This little girl was fascinated with him!

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But, she reached up for my Dad because she felt safer above Charlie than at his level!

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The view from the porch was spectacular! Mountains everywhere!

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We all had a great time, especially Charlie Boy!

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It was his first long car ride and he did great!

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After Chiles we headed back towards Crozet! On the way we stopped at this cute little shop called Fields of Heather!

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Heather was really friendly!

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She has quite a knack for container gardening!

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We headed into Crozet to pick up pizza at Crozet Pizza! Yum!

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Then we took a picnic to the nearby park! We ate!

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Charlie snacked on his doggie bagel! He just loves them!

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Then, he got to explore some more!

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Heather had told us about a nearby lavender farm, so we headed there!

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It was gorgeous! We were hoping to pick, but no one was home!

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I guess we'll have to go back sometime! On the way back we took Route 250 to Charlottesville. Along the way we saw some neat shops that we will want to come back to check out!

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We had a lovely day together. Charlie enjoyed everyone being together! Look at him posing!

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Hope you had a lovely weekend! Be sure to check out Chiles or Carter Mountain if you're ever in the Crozet/Charlottesville area!



1 comment:

MSHammond said...

I can't believe in all the years I lived in VA that I never got up that way. It looks gorgeous!! Love the pictures of Charlie eating his doggie bagel...Too cute.