I didn’t have much of a costume, so I went as a witch. With purple hair. Oh-so-creative, right?
So this vampire guy asked if he could take a picture with me, and I was feeling generous, so I agreed. Here I am, just posing for a regular ol’ photo and dude is suddenly touching me and pretending (thank God!) to bite my neck. Not cool, man. Not cool.
My friend, Kim, had an awesome Seniorita costume, and she was much more prepared for photos with randoms. Look how cute she is!
This is by far my favorite thing to do in the fall, and I was so excited to go! In Virginia, most people I ran into had no idea what a cider mill was, which seems totally nuts to me. I grew up going every year to get fresh donuts and cider, watch the apples being pressed, and take in the Huron River in back of the mill. THE BEST!!!
Fun(?) fact: I don’t really like donuts. I know. I’m so weird. Any other time, I would turn a donut down–they’re just not my thing. But cider mill donuts–bring ’em. There’s something about eating a fresh, warm donut with freshly pressed cider on a brisk fall day that makes me all gooey inside. Love it!
stuffing ourselves full of donuts enjoying the cider mill ambiance, we trekked home for pumpkin carving and a hearty fall meal. Can I just tell you how happy I was to be spending such a perfect fall day in Michigan with my fam?
Then, we carved!
We finished the night with some homemade apple crisp! The cider mill had Northern Spy apples, which are awesome for baking. They’re firm and a little bit tart. When you bake them, they get sweeter and soft, but not mushy. Perfection!
I’m not usually a scary movie fan–too much of a wimp! But I did see The Exorcist, and it scared the bejezzus out of me! Anything that could actually happen freaks me out.