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Spend a lovely afternoon in an apple
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How can you entertain without having to tidy up the house?
Head off premises: go to the nearest apple orchard.
It’s a winning way to spend an afternoon with friends and family; you’ll enjoy the fresh air, exercise and new opportunities to bond in a beautiful orchard. Then there’s the bonus of taking home the fruit of your labors (pun intended).
In case the weather isn’t great on the day of your event, pick a rain date. And if it’s still raining, have a Plan B: Find an activity that can be done at home, like Pictionary. Order in pizza and have a bowl full of apples as a consolation prize.
But let’s plan for good weather:
Look online to find an apple orchard that lets you pick your own. Check to see if they have picnic facilities (most do).
Tell everyone to dress in layers and wear shoes that are suitable for uneven and damp terrain. Bring a cap, scarf and gloves to be on the safe side.
Plan a picnic spread. In addition to cold drinks, include a thermos of herbal tea or soup in case the group gets chilly.
Establish a carpool plan.
Send a confirmation to all participants, including departure time and driving instructions.
Invite people to bring their favorite apple recipe, with enough copies for all the adults.
And have a terrific time!
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