Sunday, December 27, 2009

Citrus Picking with Alexander

While Alexander and Rachel were here for a visit, they wanted to go citrus picking, something that we had never done. We have lived in Florida for five years, and never even considered it and had NO idea where to go. So, being the 21st century woman that Rachel is, she Googled it, and wouldn't you know, there is a grove 30 minutes from the house - one that Bill and I have passes at least 20 times in the last month as we have been house hunting. It is 5 minutes from the community that we have been considering building a new house in... DUH!!! When Rachel told me the name of it, Showcase of Citrus, I knew exactly what she was talking about and exactly where it was. So, after calling to make sure they were "Nano-friendly", we headed off...

When we first got there, we were given tastes of all the types of citrus available and told where to find each one and given bags with maps of the grove. T

here were chickens roaming free, which Nano had a blast chasing. It smelled heavenly there, the sun was shining bright, it was a bit cool, but a gorgeous day.
We picked white and ruby red grapefruit, oranges with yellow and blood red centers and these really cool pummelos {you can see those in the wagon - they are the ones NOT in the bags}. We were there for about 2 hours and had SO much fun.
Alex and Rachel took two bags to Connecticut for themselves and friends. We kept one for ourselves and have been eating them for breakfast every day. They are unbelievably delicious. It is definitely something Bill & I (and Nano) will be doing again some day soon.

Until next time..... Lorie


Felicia said...

What a fun time!! And look at Nano in the mix! Too cute!

~ Noelle said...

looks like yall had a great time!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

what a fun trip and LOVE all the goodies. Love to do some blood red recipes :)

Maria's Space said...

You guys are so cute. BTW..Nano is one lucky dog!

Jeff Green said...

I was looking for a house hunting article and the search engine kind of led me to your blog.
I enjoyed seeing your pictures.

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