I had just enough time on Friday morning to walk around a little and take a few pictures (the weather was beautiful but without a cloud in the sky, the sun made it really difficult to take any decent pictures.)- I could easily spend a whole week exploring all of the little bricks roads and alleys downtown but I knew if I started walking down King, Todd wouldn't have ever been able to get me out of there.
Apple picking and leaf peeping were on the agenda for our trip to Asheville. We had mentioned to some friends of ours that we were thinking about going back to Mercier in Blue Ridge, Georgia to go apple picking but they suggested that we come up to Asheville to pick apples instead. I've wanted to see the leaves around Asheville anyway so off we went!
It was a perfect fall day- high 50's- perfect apple picking weather. We went up to Skytop Orchard with Dusty, Amy, and their adorable little boy. We were a little worried that there wouldn't be many apples left but luckily the trees were still pretty full.
As if the location was picturesque enough, the Model A Club from Columbia was at the orchard as well. All of their near cars lined up with the mountains and orchard in the background couldn't have been more perfect. I love this little old truck!
Then came the cider doughnuts. We don't have cider doughnuts in Florida. I've actually only had them once before when we were at Mercier but they weren't fresh.
Todd waited in line for probably an hour and a half for these dang doughnuts and they were so worth it! They were literally pulling them right out of the fryer and boxing them up. They were so perfectly light and fluffy! It's probably a good thing we don't have these in Florida!
I need to figure out what I'm going to do with all of these apples now.....I see a lot of apple canning in my future!