AND that I have a whole new adventure in Korea for Thanksgiving to post…
But Christmas shopping and crafting has taken over my life! So I’m just going to say that it was wonderful being in Rescue, California for 3 weeks with my parents (in October), just loafing about and soaking up all the grandparent love we could get!
And here are the (tons of) pictures from our adventures:
I hadn’t been to Apple Hill since high school! It’s this area of Placerville, California dedicated to Apple orchards, Christmas tree farms, vineyards and pumpkin patches. It’s beautiful! And during October, venders come to sell crafts and food, there are games for kids, train rides, even a cider press to explore.
Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary:
This is a favorite of my kids. The Folsom Sanctuary houses rescued animals and although it is a small zoo, it is very well maintained, and has a large variety of animals here. I love that all the animals are rescued and that there are peacocks and chickens just wandering around loose!
OK, so I’m ashamed that I didn’t get any pictures of downtown Placerville. I meant to. But my toddler was being a handful and we didn’t have a stroller and I’ve been really wanting to shoot Placerville for years now because it’s where I grew up and it’s beautiful! But, perhaps next visit, eh? Before any meltdowns happened, I did get some shots of this cute little shop we went to called, Body Basics. It has a secret fairy garden in the back! E was elated (as you can imagine)!
Hanging around Grandma and Grandpa’s House:
My favorite thing to do when I go back home is to just BE at home. It’s the same house I was born and raised in, so it holds a special place in my heart.
May you truly feel “home” wherever you are!
NEXT UP: Our incredibly difficult and enjoyable trip back to Japan…through Oahu!