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Apple Hill, Delicious Destination

Updated on November 14, 2012

Kristen and me with Peets coffee in hand!

Betty with coffee in hand!
Betty with coffee in hand! | Source
Kristen with coffee in hand! Gary doesn't drink coffee.
Kristen with coffee in hand! Gary doesn't drink coffee.

Apple Hill, here we come!

If you want a fun day, filled with beautiful scenery, Apples in every form (pie, donuts, strudels,jelly, and of course, fresh-then join me for a few hours of fun, food,family and COLD WEATHER!

First stop of course, before leaving town is Peet's coffee. We left home before the coffee maker could do it's thing and besides, Kristen and I love Peet's lattes.

On the road again, we head up HWY 80 toward Sacramento then cut onto Hwy 50 toward Placerville. A few miles beyond Placerville we turn off to the left toward the signs that lead to "Apple Hill", a community of farms that band together to invite folks up to enjoy a day of eating every variation of an apple dish you can imagine. And of course there are fresh apples to purchase for your later pleasure. High Hill ranch is our first stop where Gary always has to buy his first Apple Strudel. They are so huge, I prefer one of the Apple donuts and a cup of hot, steaming coffee.

At the Apple Stand, in addition to filling your tummy with sugary confections, there is an array of fresh apples of almost all varieties; pink lady, Arkansas blacks, red delicious, just to name a few. Walk a few more feet and there are shelves and shelves filled with jars of butters; apple butter (of course), pumpkin, apple pumpkin, sweet potatoe (never heard of that before) and lots of other spreads made of berries and various fruits.

Check out the pictures below and then come along with us to Madrona Winery, just a few miles up the road.


photos at the Apple Barn, High Hill

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Apples, apples and more applesA BUNCH OF FOLKS HAVING FUNBetty, Gary and daughter, Kristen Betty & GAryThe pond at High Hill.
Apples, apples and more apples
Apples, apples and more apples | Source
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A BUNCH OF FOLKS HAVING FUN
A BUNCH OF FOLKS HAVING FUN | Source
Betty, Gary and daughter, Kristen
Betty, Gary and daughter, Kristen | Source
Betty & GAry
Betty & GAry
The pond at High Hill.
The pond at High Hill.

High Hill Ranch

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Heading on to Madrona Winery

Join us on the next hub as we continue through the Apple Hill community. Next stop, Madrona Winery.

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      P. Thorpe Christiansen 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      Betty, I thought Apple Hill sounded familiar. I lived in No. Calif. for years between Placerville and Auburn. Used to see the Apple Hill signs all the time. Reading this hub was like going home again. Very enjoyable.

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      Betty (Alawine) Overstreet 4 years ago from Vacaville, Ca.

      So happy that you enjoyed! We had a great day until the hail started coming down. i am very frightened in stormy, icy weather. Where are you now? We live in Vacaville.

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      P. Thorpe Christiansen 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      We are in Montana, but I miss California every day. Grew up in So. Calif at the beach and the moved to No. Calif. in 79-80. I guess I will always miss it.

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      Betty (Alawine) Overstreet 4 years ago from Vacaville, Ca.

      We have a daughter and family in Huntington Beach and my husband grew up in Bell, then lived in Huntington beach, Anaheim. He also lived in Sacramento while raising his kids.

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      Betty (Alawine) Overstreet 4 years ago from Vacaville, Ca.

      I am looking up your book on Kindle. What did you have to do to make it available there? I have several published books-I self publish on Lulu.com

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      P. Thorpe Christiansen 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      I published by novel through Xlibris and they handled all of that for me.

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      marellen 4 years ago

      Hi Betty, Your article was great fun and I'm glad you enjoyed your time. I can't wait to buy my pies and other goodies.

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