But really, the first thing I think of is fall camping. Fall is the very best time to go camping. Why? In the spring, the ticks and other biting critters wake up thirsty, so you have to check yourself regularly. In the summer, it's too hot to enjoy a campfire, and the skeeters will ensure that you don't anyway. Sitting in a screened in dining tent is preferable, unless you truly enjoy wearing eau de DEET. But in the fall? Oh glorious fall! The bugs have mostly died off already, or they leave you alone. Besides, you're wearing jeans and a sweatshirt, so they can't get at you, can they? The nights are cool enough to enjoy building a big bonfire to sit around. The humidity is gone, so the stars appear brighter, with no moisture-enhanced haze to cloud your view. The only negative is that it gets dark so darned early. But still--best time of the year to go camping!
And what do I do with those apples? Bake! Apple crisp, baked apples, taffy-apple cake, and of course, apple pie! My favorite apple pie recipe, along with my never-fails crust recipe, are both on my pie page.
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