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27 July 2009

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About Me & My Family

We are a family of 5. We love to travel and to see new things. We look for a educational experience in everything we do and my we do a lot. Our kids are so used to being on the go that they have tremendous stamina. We try to plan 2 large trips every year and supplement them with weekend get-aways, staycations and a day jaunt now and again. Our kids are always wondering what the next spot will be.
Our Family's Travel Personality
adventurous, energetic
We Just Got Back From
Malibu Dude Ranch Poconoes, PA
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
Rhode Island beaches
A Place We'd Love To Visit
Favorite Vacation Memory
Watching the kids lug their car seats through the airport on their first plane ride.
Worst Travel Moment With My Kids:
Two of my kids got lost at a campground in Yellowstone. My 9 year old son took his 6 year old sister on a walk to the restroom 4 sites down and couldn't find their way back. We ended up reporting them missing at the camp check in and then the search began. I was afraid of them being abducted, but also of the Grizzlies which were out in full force that summer due to the late melt. It was the worst 45 minutes of our lives. A fellow camper overheard my husband relay the story to the camp personnel and she recognized them as she returned to her site 7 loops away from ours. The ranger was called and returned them safely to us. The employees were great and it was a happy ending to a potential disaster.
Websites I Like:
hotwire, tripadvisor, Trekaroo

U-Pick Apple Farms in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is a large state, however every area offers some great options for pick your own apples. Apples are ready for picking. Head to one of these orchards for some apple picking family fun.


100 Wattaquadock Hill Road
Bolton, Massachusetts

Nashoba is a renown winery, but they also have apple picking. This years harvesting has begun with the Zestar apple which is good for both eating and baking, check the website for the estimated availability of your favorite.The orchard is open daily.


Rt. 62 and Lower Sawyer Hill Road
Berlin, Massachusetts

U-pick has begun. Check the website for up to date picking info.


455 Highland Avenue
Phillipston, Massachusetts

A 4th generation farm about 1 hour from Boston, Red Apple offers apple picking but also fun events such as the Appleseed Country Fair early in September. Farm stand open daily. Check out the calendar for many weekend events!


234 Ball Street
Northborough, Massachusetts

Open for picking in early September depending on ripening. Check website before heading out. They offer a barnyard, kids playground and treats including ice cream.


575 Swamp Road Richmond, Massachusetts

In the Berkshires, this farm will open again for pick your own apples in early September. Cider donuts often available.


1209B Hawley Rd
Ashfield, Massachusetts

A sustainable organic farm with self-serve pick your own.They also make their own organic cider, baked goods,jams, vinegar and coming soon hard cider. The farm abuts Bear Swamp Reserve, so hiking trails are nearby. Opens for PYO mid September.


89 Pleasant St
Natick, Massachusetts

A kids apple picking paradise. Pick daily. This farm features animals, train rides. Live kid's entertainment, moonbounce, burlap maze and more. 180 acres only 20 miles from Boston!


582 George Hill Rd
Lancaster, Massachusetts

Hayrides and Apple Tree Theater shows for school kids. Already picking,( Early Macs and Galas after Labor day)but it is best to call ahead for times. ( 978) 365-4331


95 Farwell Road
Tyngsboro, Massachusetts

Picking since 1988 Parlee offers apples, cider donuts, a hay play area, animals and kiddie tractor training. So much fun. Call ahead for hours of operation and picking varieties. 978-649-3854 Apple harvest begins Labor Day weekend.


106 West Acton Rd
Stow, Massachusetts

Open daily just 20 miles outside of Boston a kids pick your own bonanza. They offer hay rides, pony rides, pedal tractor, moonbounce, hay maze, farm animals and more.


145 Redstone Hill
Sterling, Massachusetts

A family fun zone! Davis Farmland offers a bunch of activities for your family to enjoy. Pick your own apples will begin mid-September. Expect lots of fun activities, a corn maze, children's farm and more!Fee required.