We recently made a family trip to Julian, CA to celebrate Bryan’s birthday and for our first apple-picking adventure. For those of you not familiar with Julian, it’s a small mining town in the mountains just outside San Diego. They are famous for their abundant apple orchards. People come from everywhere to visit the little town, pick apples, buy pies for Thanksgiving, and sample the apple cider and donuts.
Our first stop was to Wynola’s Peacefield Orchards for some apple picking. I thought it would be crowded, but of course, the orchard was so huge we barely bumped into anyone. Peacefield is a “U-Pick” orchard, which means you pay a small fee and can pick as many apples that will fit into the bag. Among the many apples, this orchard is famous for their award-winning 107-year-old Gravenstein apple tree. We picked, we photographed, we laughed, and we ate, of course.
Coming (Very) Soon: Part 2 of our adventures in apple picking in Julian, CA!