Monday, September 19, 2011

Raspberry Picking

Ann Arbor is a unique place. Yes, it's a college town but it still has a very small-town feeling. There are a lot of perks to living in Ann Arbor and the city goes out of its way to make families feel comfortable. They even have city reps that come to your door with a welcome packet outlining some of the fun things to do in and around the area. And man, are there things to do. 

One of which we tried out for our Saturday date this last week. RASPBERRY PICKING!

A farm in Ann Arbor has pick your own fruits. Right now it's raspberry season. Tie an old milk jug to your waste, walk through the fields and start filling quarts!

It was a beautiful day to pick berries. Say what you will about the Michigan winters, but the falls are Heaven.

The fun of picking isn't the only perk to this date. It also comes with an "all you can eat" while you pick buffet. James might have gotten a little carried away.

Yum! Aren't they beautiful?

Like I said, Ann Arbor is a unique place. I am a six minute walk from the middle of a bustling down town with shops and restaurants and people gallor AND within a five minute drive from farms and dairies and orchards to explore. 

It's very ... midwesty. It feels more like a home than a city. I like it. 


  1. Yeah for being in the midwest!! There's no place like home!

  2. those raspberries look yummy!!! make me some jam!