Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Country Bumpkin!

On Saturday afternoon it took us a while to get movin' after having too many drinks the night before at Celtic Crown, although worth it because it was super fun! This day we didn't even make it to the gym, our usual Saturday morning ritual. But finally managed to get out the door and on our way making a looooong trek to what I like to call the "country" also known as Edwards Apple Orchard! Chris has been to this cute place a few times over the years as it is not too far from Rockford but it was my first visit.


I have to admit I wasn't that into trekking so far for a pumpkin patch, after all good ol' Sunny Acres is minutes from my parents house and frankly I think pumpkin patches are for kids. But Edwards Apple Orchard puts Sunny Acres to shame! This place has it all! And everyone else seems to be aware of this as well because there were TONS of people, the lines were RIDIC! I stood in line three times while we were there!? Once to get a pulled pork sandwich that we split + a cider. Then we stood in another long line for an apple cider donut, apple pie with ice cream and a milk. Then we stood in yet another long line to get in the "store" to get donuts to-go among some other items. Safe to say it would have been smart to hit the gym after this trip with all the crap we ate. Very cute place though and I'd definately go back next year. On top of a pumpkin patch you can pick your own raspberries, there's a small petting farm, huge playground and a covered wagon thing you can take to go to the apple orchards! The main reason we took the trek out was to get the infamous cider donuts! We had one there and bought a dozen to go! Very tasty at home too if you pop it in the micro for 15 seconds!

This pic is a shout out to those of you (and I think that's everyone) who is familiar with Chris' "Gruffy the tap dancing goat" story :-)

This was a Gruffy look-alike we found in the petting farm, brought Chris back to his childhood, lol

To top off this LONG busy weekend of running around, on Sunday we met up with the Petersen's again along with Bob, Sam and Chubz at Fifty/50 on Division for a couple beers (literally 2), food and the Bears game. What a crazy depressing game!? Sad....

But Fifty/50 has the best food!!! And is a great place to meet up with your friends and watch the game, they have three levels as well as great outdoor seating (not sure how much longer we'll be using that though!) Be sure to get the turkey burger with grilled onions and mushrooms and sweet potatoe fries! Sooooo GOOD.

7 comments:

NMB said...

Donuts & Pulled Pork... OH MY!! I bet you were in heaven, Jennah! And, I almost peed my pants at the Goat part!

Mandy Rose said...

OMG YOUR ALIVE! :) I am so happy you have posted 3 new posts!! Keep it up! Your stories are cracking me up!

SMULSKI said...

I just broke down in tears when I saw the pic of me and the gruffey look alike. Poor little buddy, Im sure he is having a good time in Goat Heaven.

Melissa said...

NOTHING will top the Gruffy the Tap Dancing Goat story. Only in a Smulki world does someone have a pet goat that commits suicide. :)

Amy said...

I've been a blog slacker the last few days! I promise I will get back on it :) As for the Lifetime Fitness, I'm at Orland Park. However I know a ton of people that used to work in Warrenville that are now at ours. I actually just accepted a job with them... yikes, back to work for me. They are sending me to MN for 10 days! I'm so excited but scared at the same time :)

Amy said...

We are headed to the apple orchard today! We usually do the pumpkin farm for the boys but have heard that the orchard is way better! Our camera is still broke, but I will have my phone so I can share our day.
Yes membership sales.... I'm addicted to LTF myself. I've done the free classes, paid classes, personal training, every test they have available. So it truly is a perfect fit! I also put your blog on my list of favorites :)

RebeccaAC said...

Ross & I are headed to Jonamec this weekend... they have a ridiculous corn maze. I highly recommend it for next year (or even this - if you are ambitious). http://www.jonamacorchard.com/corn_maze.php