We set out today to do some apple and pumpkin picking, getting ourselves into the spirit of autumn.
But then we saw the crowds of people at the farm and just couldn’t bring ourselves to join them, pushing their way onto rickety hay wagons and juggling three pumpkins, two kids, and a bag of apples.
So we kept driving. And found ourselves at Jockey Hollow.
If you’re unfamiliar, Jockey Hollow is the site where George Washington and the Continental Army encamped during from October, 1779, to June, 1780, including the harshest and coldest winter on record at that time. On the site are several soldier huts which held a dozen men and which are 14 by 16 feet with a dirt floor. The site is also the location of the Wick House where park employees dress in period costumes and will tell you about the Wick family, a very wealthy farming family who owned hundreds of acres.
We enjoyed the tons of hiking trails and got to enjoy fall’s colors.