More Pictures from Our Weekend in Bayfield, Wisconsin

9.30.2013


After visiting Erickson's Orchard we headed over to another favorite orchard...Sunset Valley Orchard.  It's just beautiful...it's the first orchard we ever visited while in Bayfield so that is probably why we keep wanting to make a point to go back.








It was the first time though that I recall ever having seen a pear tree...had to take some pictures of course.  They are so pretty!





Happy day!



This might be one of my favorite photos from our little trip away.



Zoey took some pictures for awhile...this is one she took of Grandpa Ross, she has a pretty good eye I think!


Goofing around...


After all of our hiking and apple picking we headed back to Grandma and Grandpa's house.  Zoey, Leo and I took a little break and Ethan and Grandpa Ross made a run to take some things to the dump before it closed.

My mom and step-dad are renovating an old house in Bayfield so things are in in a bit of an upheaval but it's always fun to see what they've accomplished getting done whenever we get to visit. Things are really coming along nicely!




Zoey and Leo approve so long as there is a comfortable place to hang out.


This is the view of Lake Superior from my mom's house.




After our rest stop we were re-fueled and we headed downtown to visit my mom at work at Bates Art Bar.




The following photos are from the following day when Zoey helped out in the gallery for awhile while Ethan and I did some exploring.



Grandma and Grandpa took us out to eat at Maggie's...YUM!  I had the gluten free Greek Salad PIZZA...it was AMAZING!!!


After dinner we took a walk down by the water with the dogs.  It was a great way to end a great day.



Still more photos to come.  :)
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Photos from Our Weekend Getaway to Bayfield, Wisconsin

9.29.2013


We wanted to go to Bayfield all summer...it didn't happen.  We were busy working, didn't have the money to burn, were sick, had company or vehicles weren't cooperating, etc.  The list could go on and on. It just wasn't in the cards.  We were bound and determined to make it happen though for our anniversary since we love this time of year and we love going to the apple orchards we thought it would be perfect.  We booked the rooms well in advance at one of our favorite places to stay,   The Brookside Hideaway, which is located 2 miles south of Bayfield near the Port Superioir Marina.  The week before we were to go, Zoey got sick with a nasty upper respiratory cold, I ended up getting pink eye...and then one night I pulled out a tea bag from the cupboard because my throat was feeling sore and the tea bag read "an upcoming vacation will be a doozey" I was crushed!  But alas, thankfully, the tea was incorrect...we had a lovely time!  Zoey was healthy, I was healthy (thanks to a trip to the dr.) and all was good.  Here are some of our photos to prove it.

Here we are at the Brookside taking Leo for a walk.  We love that it's a bit off the beaten path and not right in with all the busy-ness of Bayfield.  What can I say...we love the woods.




Here Zoey is on our little private porch in the morning.  It was nice to start the day out there drinking our coffee before heading into town.



A shot of the Port Superior Marina.


Leo approves of the pet friendly accommodations as well.  The office where you check-in actually has some doggy items (as well as many other things) in case you forgot some much needed doggy bags for walks or treats, etc.  Upon arriving at 9pm on Friday evening it was nice to check-in (they left the contract and the keys on the table for us) and to be able to pick one of the apples from the bushel baskets that were set out for the visitors of the Brookside...they were delicious!  The rooms we've stayed in have always been clean, comfortable and quiet.  A bonus is the giant whirlpool tubs that they have in the bathrooms.


Saturday it called for rain later in the day so we were up early and off to see some orchards right away!  We started with one we had never been to before, Erickson's Orchard because we had read that there were some activities there for kids as well as an opportunity to pick our own apples.

Sure enough...upon arriving they handed Zoey a map and told her she was to find the names of the 9 scarecrows that were in the orchard and if she could, she would win a prize.





Grandpa Ross was along for our apple orchard adventure...my mom had to work (we would catch up to her later in the day).  It was a great morning with a slight breeze, perfect weather for apple picking and for looking for scarecrows!









Zoey's favorite scarecrow was Muriel.  :)






Hmmm...working together to figure some of the ones out at the end of our search.



Love this photo of Zoey.



While walking along I spotted a Superman figurine sitting in one of the apple trees, it was pretty funny because...


Ethan just happened to be wearing his Superman tee.  :)



After finding the last scarecrow we got serious about picking some apples.  That's why we really came after all.

Some testing along the way was in order.  Shhhh!  Don't tell...it was a small one!







What a great day!


I've got lots more photos to share of our weekend away...will post more tomorrow!
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