Originally uploaded by semibold

A whole caravan of us (14, including the kids) drove out to Poplar Grove (in the wilds of northern Illinois) to pick apples and drink cider, eat donuts, pet animals and ride ponies. It took FOR DAMN EVER to get there, because of course there was road construction going on. We ended up on a detour that took a little longer but the scenery was beautiful – trees in full autumn color, and flocks of Canadian geese migrating south in V-formation.

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