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Fall Break 2015: Ellijay, GA


It's Fall, y'all!



All weekend it was cold and rainy and felt like fall. On Monday we woke up to sunshine and warm weather again.



Even though it was warm, we decided to head to Ellijay, Georgia to visit the Hillcrest Apple Orchards and Burt's Pumpkin Farm. We did a weekend trip with my siblings a couple of years ago and really enjoyed the area.


This year we visited on a Monday and the experience was a mixed bag. Hillcrest Orchards was a bit of a disappointment. I thought the website had said that the main thing we would miss out on during the week was apple picking. But in reality, there wasn't much going on at the apple orchard.


The playgrounds were fun, of course. As was the petting zoo, but the wagon ride was better at Burt's and everything else was closed (no food, no jumping pillow, no pig races, no music). The best part was definitely no crowds. That, and Jack was pumped about his apple cider cup (and we did come home with a gallon of apple cider and some local honey). 


After the orchard, we headed over to Burt's Pumpkin Farm and had a great experience. Maybe it just fits us better? 


The hayride was peaceful, and visiting on a Monday was perfect because there were very few people there (nobody accidentally photobombing my photos).


We picked out a huge (to us) pumpkin and Jack insisted on helping Daniel carry it to the wheelbarrow. 



Jack also wore himself out running through the rows and rows of pumpkins (and we didn't have to pay extra for that perk!).



After our busy day, we looked up a local place to eat. 


We decided on Appalachia Grill and followed our phones directions to the restaurant... only to discover that it didn't exist. Instead we ended up at Reverend BBQ Billy's where we partook in some excellent BBQ. Some times it pays to get lost.



We had a wonderful day and I'm so glad we had a chance to do something fun as a family.



Blog post of our previous visit to Hillcrest Orchards and Burts Pumpkin Farm.

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