Apple Picking

In addition to camping, fall is for Apple Picking!  Here in Northern Virginia we have a whole pile of options for picking our own pomaceous fruit.  My family usually heads out to Markum Virginia to Stribling orchard, but there are plenty of options!
Hartland orchard is also conveniently located in Markum.  Markum-Miller orchard is right outside of beautiful  Winchester VA.  There are plenty more, check out for a full listing.

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Fall Camping

Labor day may bring the end of summer, but it doesn’t bring the end of outdoor fun!  Fall is one of the best times for tent camping!

This weekend the boys and I packed up and hit the wilds of Bull Run Regional Park for some serious communing with nature.  After a full day of school the boys were excited to get some fresh air and even more excited to get the campfire going.  Everyone knows what a campfire means…S’mores!

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