I had no sooner opened my eyes on Saturday morning before I realized that we had a completely unplanned day ahead of us ready to fill with adventure. I rolled over in bed, grabbed my iPad, took a look at the forecast (dreary but doable), and then quickly flipped through Twitter before stumbling upon this article listing a few local spots for apple and pumpkin picking.
It wasn’t long before we were in the car, coffee in hand, and making our way through cornfields to Stade’s Farm in McHenry County. We took full advantage of the trip by squeezing in a side visit to Glacial Park, where we were able to score a picnic table that afforded us some great vistas and a spot in which to enjoy our still-warm apple cider donuts. I love this time of year.