Sunday, October 5, 2008

Sugarloaf and Squash

We were supposed to be camping this past weekend. Due to many circumstances, we were unable to pull off the camping trip. So instead of working around the house all weekend, we decided to break away for a while on Saturday and take a hike up Sugarloaf Mountain. It was a gorgeous day for hiking. Before we started our hike we stopped at Heisler's farm stand and picked up apples for our hike. Of course, I couldn't resist the squash. They have so many varieties as well as suggestions for how to use them. My favorite way is to bake them in a casserole dish with some water and then rake out the flesh and add parmesan and some butter. If I'm in the mood for something sweet, then I substitute the parmesan with brown sugar. Oh my. so. good.
These pumpkins caught my eye...they are called creamsicle. They are gorgeous...light orange veins on white shells. So unusual.

After we got our apples we headed to the mountain and hiked straight up. We were all huffing and puffing. Aparently we went up the steeper of the trails. Next time we'll reverse it and go up the trail that is more gradual and come down the steeper trail. Maggie tried to make us feel better by telling us it was because the air was so thin...When we got to the top, we enjoyed the views and our apples.

Our good friends Keith and Pam joined us for the day. It was great to hang out. There's always a lot of goofy around when we are together. And you know underneath every good man is a GREAT woman!
It was a great day spent together as a family with our wonderful friends. We're already talking about the next hike.


Blogging Molly said...

pumpkins, apples and hiking - a few of my favorite things :)

Kristyn Knits said...

wow! what a wonderful day you had!
you're pictures are awesome. I especially like the last photo...sisters.

Wool Winder said...

Fall is in full swing in your area. I loved seeing all the pictures of the pumpkins.

Life in the Bizzy Lane said...

your pictures are gorgeous and it sounds like you had a blast! that squash recipe sounds fabulous!

Mary said...

So beautiful! I'm missing out on all the nice fall weather we have. Thanks for all the prayers.