Last week I was introduced to Grandad’s Apples ‘N Such in Hendersonville, NC and I am in love!
They gave out samples, which made it easier for someone like me to choose a favorite. I love to eat apples, but I’ve never known the difference in their taste. There’s so many to pick from.
If nothing else, this trip put me in the mood for Fall! (If I loved Pumpkin Spice Lattes like everyone else in the world, I would talk about them here).
The only thing we didn’t do was walk down to the pond and visit the farm animals. While I wasn’t 100% disheartened – you know my love for farm animals – the boys were upset. I hated to disappoint them, but the rain was threatening to fall and I didn’t want to get soaked.
My favorite part of the day was the corn maze. And not because of the corn maze, but because of the time spent with JP.
This was my first time in a corn maze. I’m directionally challenged, so I was more than a little nervous. JP is pretty good at stuff like this. He’s conquered several corn mazes, but he loved NOTHING more than watching me get lost.
I know I’ve told you guys about my fear of cows. And kudzu.
Have I told you about my fear of kudzu? Well, it completely freaks me out. Growing up, my grandparents lived in North Carolina. They had a lot of property and, I swear, kudzu grew over half of it. I used to have dreams that the Asian “climbing plant” was chasing me around their yard.
I’m telling you this because apparently we can now add corn to my list of ridiculous fears.
The nice ladies who ran the ticket booth at Grandad’s gave us the direction paper that you’re supposed to hole-punch when you reach each “station” in the maze. “It’s really easy, you’ll have no trouble at all,” they said.
This is the ONLY station we found. Just as I feared, we got turned around and could not find our way out! I was breaking out into a panic while JP belly laughed up and down the rows. He kept ducking in and out of the corn (which you’re not supposed to do) and leaving me alone. I have him to thank for my newfound irrational fear.
Somehow, without the help of the paper OR my child, we made it out. I’m pretty sure we walked in circles the whole time. I’ve never been so happy to see my Mommy!
The remainder of the day went pretty smoothly. The boys got in a little playing time before the rain finally came.
We really were On Top of the World at Grandad’s Apples!
Grandad’s Apples ‘N Such, 2951 Chimney Rock Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792