Monday, October 13, 2008

Autumn in the North East and Another Bridge

Nature Girl and I set off for Vermont this weekend to visit my mother and grandmother. We stopped at a rest stop along the way and snapped this lovely picture. Fall in the North East is beautiful! While we were visiting we took the short trip to Bath,NH to look at a second covered bridge. We discovered the Brick Store next to the covered bridge. The Brick Store is advertised as the oldest general store in America so we had to go take a look. We walked around looking at some of the original merchandise that was displayed in glass cases. In the end we purchased apple juice, tootsie pops, a Coke and a bottle of water to hold on the bee sting Mimi got outside near the store and covered bridge.

The Bath Bridge is the longest covered bridge in NH. It's a one lane bridge that is still in use. We explored it on foot first and took these pictures before climbing in the car to drive over the bridge.This is a partial side view of the bridge. It's a long covered bridge!
Mimi and Nature Girl took in the view before walking over the bridge. This sign was hanging on the inside of the bridge. The picture isn't the best but I thought the sign was neat.

This is the view from the covered bridge. I thought it was lovely with all of the fall colors!
We took Nature Girl to an apple orchard last weekend to pick apples. We've been doing this each fall since she was a year old. Nature Girl picked apples with her preschool class this fall but we didn't get enough apples for baking on that trip. So we trekked off to the orchard on a lovely, sunny afternoon last weekend. Nature Girl was determined to pick only the juiciest apples. Here she is with her first apple which she proclaimed the juiciest apple. She also had the chance to choose a pumpkin. She looked at each pumpkin in the pile and finally decided on this one because it was "The perfect pumpkin!" I hope you're enjoying Autumn too!

12 comments:

jovaliquilts said...

Great photos! Fall in New England is the best. I love the photo of Mimi and Nature Girl dressed alike.

Barb said...

I would be enjoying fall if we had one! Seriously, love the pics and really miss going to the pumpkin patch in early October.

Yarni Gras! said...

WOW..............it is soooo lovely. What great photos!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Autumn looks lovely in your part of the world - love those autumn colours everywhere.

Katy said...

gorgeous colours - I love Autumn (until it all ends up in my garden, then i hate it again!)

Beth said...

wow, what great photos! Especially nature girl and her pumpkin!

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

Beautiful! The leaves, the bridge, the apples and pumpkins. Seriously, everything is just beautiful!

BChsMamaof3 said...

Hi Jill :) I just got photos of your wrap on my blog and the flikr group. Thanks again!
Rosina

susan said...

sounds like two perfect weekends. there is nothing like apple picking in fall. we didnt make it before the tart apples finished, but are just going to buy some already picked this week. i love freshly picked apples. my mom would have loved to see the covered bridge. they are one of her fave things to see, and my goodness that is long!!! gorgeous pix!

Craft Matters said...

Lovely photos Jill! It's so interesting to see the pictures of the covered bridges & Nature Girl looks so pleased with her pumpkin!

Pattie said...

That photo of Nature Girl with her "perfect" pumpkin is the cutest ever!

I'm with you, Jill: the view from the covered bridge is amazingly beautiful. What a great time of year for you to visit!

Beth said...

Too cute. She looks like she had a great time.