Wednesday, August 25, 2010

We Love The Fruit Loop

Maggie and Lulu hopped in the car with us yesterday as we headed out on a sunny day adventure.

Ready for another Beautiful Pacific Northwest travelogue? Sorry. I just can't help myself. As a transplant here, I hope that I never take this gorgeous scenery for granted.

Today, we took the Fruit Loop - or a drive through the large fruit orchards on the East side of Mount Hood. Two thirds of all pears eaten in the United States are produced right here. I think all those baby pears have a great place to grow up.

With Mount Adams in the background, here's a grove of pear trees.

The first of this year's Gravenstein apple crop.

All those yummy apples, pears, and peaches are picked and stored in crates then transported to packing plants.


Heading back home towards Mount Hood.

Just in time to watch the full moon rise.


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