Road Trip? Alpaca Bag!
Last fall I heard about this magical place called Apple Hill that's outside Sacramento. By the time I looked it up, I was bummed to hear that most of the festivities and apple picking were over for the year.... So I was super excited when this year, Garner suggested we spontaneously drive to Apple Hill for the weekend!
We booked an Airbnb that turned out to be perfect. It was a small cabin in the woods where an adorable retired couple were our hosts. They gave us many recommendations and are one of the main reasons G and I had such an amazing weekend!
We started the first day off with classic apple farms where they have apple cider, apple pie, apple sundaes, apple fritters, caramel apples, apple donuts, apple sausage, etc. It reminded me of the scene in Forrest Gump where Bubba is naming all the ways you can make shrimp... except in apple form.
Don't ask me how many donuts I ate....
After two farms, we visited a brewery where they specialize in not only beer, but hard apple cider. We each sipped on flights with different flavor ciders while we sat among the orchard.
While driving around Apple Hill, we stumbled upon Sly Park Recreation which had the most amazing views. It smelled of pine and cedar, and was far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the apple farms. We went for a short hike and watched the sun set over the mountains. It's times like these when I'm reminded of how diverse California is and why it's so great (#2 state).