it's that apple acres time of year again! on saturday mom and dad picked mark and me up on their way to a quick l.l.bean reconnaissance (isaac was busy helping to film the first episode of food coma all day), and then we drove in the direction of south hiram seeking apples and cider donuts. we were surprised to discover that there was some kind of apple festival going on, complete with a bluegrass band on the hill and what appeared to be a town-wide yard sale throughout the little village of cornish.
we ate dessert first, delicious warm donuts right out of the fryer. then we had sandwiches on the porch at krista's, where we could enjoy the attractively babbling brook that runs behind the restaurant and the colorful paper lanterns above . the food was okay--not too many vegetarian options, and towering heaps of not-quite-hot french fries--but my salad was fresh and green and enormous, and our shifting team of waiters were all extremely friendly.
"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”
- George Eliot