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I.E., CA **APPLE PICKING** Saturday, September 20th

Discussion in 'Pacific Regional Discussion' started by jedifan77, Aug 11, 2008.

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  1. jedifan77

    jedifan77 Jedi Master star 5

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    I can't believe it's already been a year since we went apple picking! Because October is looking to be a bit busy, it's been decided that we'll do some apple picking in September instead.

    Riley's Farm - Oak Glen
    September 20th - 10:00 a.m.
    BYOP (Bring your own picnic)


    [link=http://www.rileysfarm.com/index.html]Check out their site here.[/link]

    As it's nearly impossible to find a place to eat without an hour's wait at this time of year, we thought it would be fun if we all just brought our own lunches and had a picnic when we got hungry. Maybe that way, we can hit up a few of the shops before leaving.

    Let's all try to meet at the same side of the farm this time! [face_laugh]
     
  2. Symina

    Symina Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Apple peeeeeking! Yay!
     
  3. jedifan77

    jedifan77 Jedi Master star 5

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    Here are the directions from the site:

    From Los Angeles & Points West: Take the I-10 or the I-60 towards Palm Springs. Exit on Beaumont Avenue. Turn Left and proceed approximately nine miles, until you see the sign that reads "Welcome to Oak Glen." (Beaumont Ave./Road will become Oak Glen Road.) Look for the large, red-lettered "Riley's Farm" sign on the right hand side of the road.

    Riley's Farm - Oak Glen Road Entrance. (Do not use the Mile High Entrance)
     
  4. UsedToBeUndercover

    UsedToBeUndercover Jedi Youngling star 1

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    WOOOOOOOOOT! [face_dancing]

    If I had a way to get there, I would SO go!

    Any takers? C'mon, I'll pay for gas. [face_batting]
     
  5. AboutaSith

    AboutaSith Jedi Knight star 5

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    Apple Picking - The Yes List
    Mr & Mrs AboutaSith [face_dancing]

    OMG! You may see me a 2 consecutive events cos we're signed up for the CHOC Walk too! [:D]
     
  6. han-shot-first

    han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda star 4 VIP

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    I had to refresh the page just to make sure I was reading this correct! [face_laugh]

    I'm so glad you can make it, they're lots-o-fun and better that you'll be there too!
     
  7. MommyJedi

    MommyJedi Jedi Youngling star 2

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    The girls and I AND Joey will be there! WOW! We are looking forward to this event!
     
  8. AboutaSith

    AboutaSith Jedi Knight star 5

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    lol, the wife is pretty excited to be going, she loves Oak Glen!
     
  9. AboutaSith

    AboutaSith Jedi Knight star 5

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    Cool, this place offers

    "Adventures in the Old World"

    Workshops teaching you in different activiies:

    Print Making
    Quill & Ink
    Dancing Master
    Games
    Tomahawk Throw
    Archery
    Candle Dipping
    Weaving
    Butter Making

    $5 Half Hour Workshop, $9 Hour Workshop
     
  10. Jedi_Knight_JT

    Jedi_Knight_JT Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Sounds cool. I'll have to see what I'm doing, but I'd like to go if I'm free & can get a ride[face_praying] . I'll know for sure closer to the 20th.
     
  11. Jedi_Knight_JT

    Jedi_Knight_JT Jedi Youngling star 2

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    But do they offer that stuff in September? From the site it looks like they are doing that for the summer.:confused:

    Would anyone be willing to give me a ride if I'm able to go?
     
  12. UsedToBeUndercover

    UsedToBeUndercover Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Another ride needed over here.

    I'll pay for gas. [face_batting] [face_praying]
     
  13. han-shot-first

    han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda star 4 VIP

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    We're leaving for a three week three state trip on the 31st here and will be back on the 18th of Sept, just in time for our IEFF annual apple picking get together / meeting.

    Was curious to know about when were we doing the meeting part and where? I didn't see that it was posted as of yet or maybe it was and I didn't see it. :)
     
  14. jedifan77

    jedifan77 Jedi Master star 5

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    9:00 a.m. on the other side of the farm than we were last year. BYOP (Bring Your Own Picnic) I think I'm going to Google Earth it before heading out this time!
     
  15. han-shot-first

    han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda star 4 VIP

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    9am meeting?

    Are we eating together as a group at a picnic location or whenever anyone gets hungry, they can just eat as they want?

    :)

     
  16. MommyJedi

    MommyJedi Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Thr main farm has picnic tables & benches between the main buildings, where you pay for everything and the orchard. There is also a big raspberry field and pumpkin patch... 8-} but anyway, I was hoping we'd pick apples/berries first then sit at the tables and picnic. But I'm sure you could eat at your leisure. I'm looking up the pictures we took last year with Bill, Sandy & the girls to show everyone. It is a REALLY big place, but we had no trouble finding eachother out front of the main barn area, which is sort of the "front" of the main farm area. I know that sounded totally confusing. I'll look for a map to post with my pictures...
     
  17. AboutaSith

    AboutaSith Jedi Knight star 5

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    9am, your kidding right? Says 10am in the first post. If it's 9am i'll just skip the meeting bit and meet y'all at 10.

    Why not just meet in the parking lot?

    There is a map on the site [link=http://www.rileysfarm.com/index.html]here[/link] just click on "directions" on the left then click on the map to make it bigger. There is a parking lot by the colonial area and another by the homestead, homestead is closer to the apples.
     
  18. jedifan77

    jedifan77 Jedi Master star 5

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    Thought it was 9:00. Sorry. Guess it's 10:00.
     
  19. MommyJedi

    MommyJedi Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Why don't we meet, pick apples, and have the meeting while we are picnicing? It would make sense with the flow of the activity instead of going back and forth on the "homestead". And we can munch on our apples while we meet!:D
    The colonial villiage is down the hill from the main area and the apples. We parked there last year and that was a mistake. Bill & Sandy parked at the top of the hill, luckies! It's not big deal to park at the colonial village, but it is a trek to get to the "activities". I ended up leaving my girls with Sandy & Bill and walked down to get the car, drove it back up the hill to pick them up.
    But I guess we should consider ourselves lucky if we don't have to park on the street as many people have to then walk to the gate then up the hill.:eek:

    HEY!!!
    I just looked at the link to the map Stuart posted, brilliant BTW! Last year we met at "J" in front of the packing house. It is a logical place to meet. You'll see when you get there. Also the picnic tables are on the Heritage Homestead lawn between "Q & L". Do your best to park up the hill.
     
  20. han-shot-first

    han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda star 4 VIP

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    Didn't this seem a little simpler last year? :p :D
     
  21. jedifan77

    jedifan77 Jedi Master star 5

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    Here's the bottom line:

    We meet at 10:00,
    pick apples,
    have some fun until we're hungry,
    eat and do a quick meeting,
    go have some more fun.

    Sound like a plan?
     
  22. han-shot-first

    han-shot-first IEFF President & Minister of Propaganda star 4 VIP

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  23. MommyJedi

    MommyJedi Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I'm with Mike! great plan Kari!

    But I'm still trying to park at the top of the hill :p
     
  24. UsedToBeUndercover

    UsedToBeUndercover Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Sounds cool to me.

    If it wasn't so far I'd ride my bike. I wanna go! :_|
     
  25. jedi_onasi

    jedi_onasi Jedi Youngling star 3

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    We're not going to make it.
     
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