Friday we headed to Apple Hill. The Fall colors were out and it was nice to see that everything wasn't just dying! We tried a new orchard, El Dorado, for the train ride. Let's just say this orchard has the market on "train rides" and makes Disneyland look like it could be decent deal. :)
We had our picnic at 'Rainbow Orchards' and enjoyed the quiet, sunny setting. We perused the apples, and made our hot apple cider donut purchases (again, the food thing). The kids played for quite awhile on the tractors and straw bales.
Our last stop was 'High Hill'. The apple press captivated all of us, even Emma's doll. We continued to stroll down the road and found a kiddie playground that entertained the kids until I pulled them away. There was also a "Fudge Factory" that may have claimed some of our business. I thought with "Factory" in its name, there might be more behind the scenes, but nope---just lots and lots of chocolate and fudge.
That night, my parents watched the kids so Bryan and I could go to the temple. It was our first time inside the Sacramento temple. It was beautiful and so peaceful.
Saturday, grandma and grandpa flew back on the airplane. I was pleasantly surprised with how well Emma and Luke were doing with the airport drop-off. Well, as soon as the doors were closed and we were driving away, the flood gates opened. Luke was so distraught. He made me promise that I would help him make a paper chain so he would know when he could see them again. That tugged on my heart strings. We love our family.