Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Tanner's Apple Orchard, near Peoria, IL

We try to get down to Peoria a few times a year to see Theo's family and spend some quality time with Me-maw. This year we thought we'd try and see some of the Peoria area fall activities. We joined Me-Maw for a trip to the same orchard Theo visited when we was a little kid. Tanner's Apple Orchard was a great place to spend an afternoon; the boys hopped from pumpkin to pony, from train to slide, and were exhausted by the time we left. Oh, and we came home with some of the best caramel apples I've ever had, and a nice pie, too.

Here are some of the many pumpkins/squash they offered.

Ben reluctantly stops eating kettle corn to take a picture.

Hunter just refuses to take a picture.

Tons of petting and animal feeding, Llamas, goats, and more.

And Pony rides! The boys loved it.

Tanner's has a huge play area filled with buses, fire trucks, tractors, swings, mazes, slides, and more.

They also had this cute train for the boys to ride. They seemed to really like it, and we were impressed that Hunter didn't climb out of the seat during the ride.

Me and the love of my life.

More playground fun:

Inside the gift shop, which was beautiful, but very crowded and overwhelming.

It was so hot outside that day... Hunter drank whatever he could get his hands on.

Before we left we took some pictures out front.

Happy Fall from the Rex's!


Alyssa Victoria said...

yay i went there too.

their cider was amazing...i took home a half gallon!!!

cant wait to you and the boys this weekend! im sure the house needs a little more estrogen :]

Sarah said...

Jamie-- this is my favorite place in Peoria-- ah, childhood memories. We hope to get there before apple/pumpkin/goat season is over!

Really awesome pictures, by the way!