I apologize for the late post to BWL Author Insider Blog. Here in southern California, as well as all of the Pacific Northwest, we are experiencing power outages, record-breaking temperatures, and wildfires. We also have flex-alerts, a preventative measure to ward off rolling blackouts.
Today, I decided to write about my idea of a perfect Autumn date...as in a romantic endeavor.
My (or perhaps, the heroine of my WIP) favorite Autumn date: an early morning 45-minute drive to Oak Glenn, California in the San Bernardino Mountains for apple picking. A thermos of hot coffee is a must bring along. I love stopping along the way to experience a beautiful sunrise. There's a sharp chill in the air and it's, a bit windy--the leaves of the trees sing, and pebbles and bit's of sand dance along the edge of the highway.
Breakfast fortifying breakfast at Apple Annie's then off to the orchard. A stroll among the trees while making small talk with your special someone. Then, suddenly, you discover the perfect tree! Standing on tip-toes to reach the best apples in the orchard, with your date leaning on the high branch a bit, so the lush apple dip within your reach.
All-too-soon, you find your basket is overflowing. Laughing you both reach for the apple at the top of the basket. After all, you must try just one.
Ladies, first, he says, offering you the first bite.
Tart and crisp a bit of the juice rolls your chin.
He smiles while gently brushing away the moisture. You office him the apple, and he gently removes it from your fingertips to take a manly bite or two!
Afterward, it's a short drive to the pumpkin patch in Yucaipa for a couple stand-in-photo as Mr. and Mrs. Frankenstin Monster before playtime with the goats at the petting livestock area.
If my date joins in the fun--he may just be a keeper!
The links lead to the perfect Oak Glen experience :-)
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