Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Our 14th Wedding Anniversary & Apple Festival

The Stars of the Fest!

Today, Terry and I will celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary!

This past weekend, we went to historic Long Grove, Illinois for their annual Apple Festival. The day of our wedding, we also went to Apple Festival with our photographer to take some photos at the gazebo there. Sometimes, around our anniversary, we like to go back and photograph ourselves at the same gazebo.

14 Years of Wedded Bliss!

Apple Festival is a great outdoor fall-themed event.

Fall Produce Stand

There's rides for the kids...

Spin The Apple

and ducks to feed...

Kids Feeding the Ducks, Old Mill Pond

There's music for everyone to enjoy...

Musical Entertainment

and wine tasting for the adults!

Wine Tasting

Don't these wines look like fun?


"Vampire" Wines

A great gift basket idea!

Great Autumn Party Basket

Pumpkins and hay bales and haystacks were everywhere.

Long Grove Ice Cream Shop

Pumpkins, Haystacks and Mums

The candy stores were ready for Halloween!

Candy Store Scarecrows

These antique vehicles were used for calliope music...

Sunset Foods Traveling Calliope

fresh popcorn...

Popcorn Truck

and the star of the fest... apples!

Sunset Market Fruit Truck

We stopped for a hot chocolate to take the chill off!


And we both fell in love with this figurine!
We purchased it to commemorate another year together.

14th Anniversary

All in all, it was a fun day in Long Grove, and a fun 14 years!

Fall Door

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Blogger Sea Witch said...

Fabulous day at the apple festival...I'm sea green with envy. One of the many things I miss about living in the midwest. Nobody does festivals and fairs like they do. Happy Anny to you and the one you love. Sea Witch

October 6, 2010 at 11:34 AM  
Blogger Eastlake Victorian said...

Sea Witch-

Thank you! I've only lived in the Chicago area, so I don't know how it is in other parts of the country (or the world!).


October 6, 2010 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

What a fun looking place and it looked like a gorgeous day!! Happy Anniversary to you also!
I love the house in the picture and the tub filled with candy--it looks like saltwater taffy!
Thanks for the nice comments on my blog about my Halloween decs; and to answer your question about our cats, if they get into my decorations?--yes they do! Or, I should say, Olive does tend to try and play with things. Our other cat, E.B. is a distinguished elder gent of 13 and he leaves most of my decorations alone. Olive hasn't wrecked anything yet, thank goodness, but she did track dusty paw prints across the top of my nice black fabric for the coffin table. ;-)

October 7, 2010 at 4:03 PM  
Blogger Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Katie-

Thank you!

Long Grove is a fun place to visit. Very small, but the shops are unique. If you ever dip down into Illinois, it isn't that far.

Olive must be a very good cat if she hasn't wrecked anything. You wouldn't believe how many lamps were broken and electric cords chewed when our 2 cats were young! They are E.B.'s age now. :-)


October 8, 2010 at 6:44 AM  
Blogger victorian parlor II said...

Congratulations!!! What a lovely way to spend the day. The wines look like fun and I love the tub full of candy:)!



October 8, 2010 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Kim-

Thank you! It's really tempting to buy everything I see in these old-fashioned candy stores! As for the wine, I don't drink, but my husband sampled them. But they like so much fun, it made me want to start drinking! :-)


October 10, 2010 at 10:40 AM  
Blogger The Rustic Victorian said...

Happy Anniversary! Looks like you had a great getaway day.

October 20, 2010 at 8:24 AM  
Blogger The Dusty Victorian said...

Hello Pam,
All my belated best on your 14th wedding anniversary.
A beautiful way to spend the day. I'm always amazed of the quality of your photographs, you have an amazing eye.

October 23, 2010 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Thanks, Marcie! It was a lot of fun.


October 25, 2010 at 4:23 PM  
Blogger Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...


Why, thank you for the nice compliments! I've always enjoyed photography, and find it to be a fulfilling pastime. :-)


October 25, 2010 at 4:26 PM  

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