Hey, let’s take a road trip!
One afternoon Wayne and I decided to pick up our friends Porfi and Leticia and head up to the mountains for a quick afternoon trip to Oak Glen Apple Orchards to grab dinner and some much needed fresh air.
Oak Glen is located about 75 miles East of Los Angeles in the San Bernardino County National Forest. It is a 6 mile loop filled with farms, shops and restaurants with its biggest draw being the orchards and farms with berries, apples and pumpkins.
Raspberry and blackberry picking is available in the Summer beginning around the second week of July. Apple picking starts Labor Day weekend. We visit Oak Glen each year and have done just about all of the activities available from visiting the petting zoo, panning for gold, shopping, picking berries, apple picking and hayrides for pumpkin picking. This weekend we are headed back up to pick berries to make homemade jelly (hopefully be able to share a post on how to make jelly in September after surgery recovery}
On this visit we stopped in at Apple Annie’s Restaurant. What a treat! The air was fresh and clean and the place was empty (it was during the week so there’s not a lot of visitors in the Summer months). They are known for their Mile High Apple Pie!
The portions are huge and they offer second helpings. I’m not sure anyone has taken them up on their offer for seconds. We could only eat half of what we were given and boxed up the leftovers to save room for dessert. Each of us ordered a different apple dessert to try. They were all delicious!
After dinner we walked around a bit and stopped in at a cute farmers market just outside the loop before we headed back down the mountain.
Always a great time with great friends!
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