Travis G. Black - November 2018

NOVEMBER 2018

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TRAVELING UP TO APPLE HILL THE BEST PIES AND DONUTS AROUND

Everyone knows about Apple Hill, and everyone knows how hectic it can be going up there around this time of year. Like many of you, I’m looking forward to the fresh apple pies, apple donuts, apple dumplings, and apple cider that Apple Hill provides us each year. I don’t go up as much as I used to, but I look back on those memories fondly. When my son was young, we used to go up every year and pick apples. He was in the Boy Scouts growing up, and we’d take him and a bunch of the other kids up there. We’d go up as a troupe, and they’d pick apples from the orchard while the parents sat relaxing and drinking apple cider. We’d also be sure to stock up on their ready-to-bake apple pies for Thanksgiving — nothing beats those pies. It was always that time of year when the weather began to change. We’d go up in the crisp, morning air and watch as half a dozen kids ran around the multicolored orchard picking apples and trying to fill

been with me for 21 years, takes all the women in the office up there for half a day to collect apples, pies, and donuts. Before they head up, I usually put in my order for a couple of pies and half a dozen apples, and the girls pick them up for me and everyone else at the office. They come back with all their treats and disperse them to the staff, and we hand them out to our clients, as well. I’m not exactly sure when this office tradition started, but I know we’ve been doing it for a long time. We probably began going up around the same time our firm started. Gina has always been in charge of organizing the small trip with the other girls and getting it up on the calendar. Everyone looks forward to it, and the girls love going up there.

their bags the quickest. It was always a lot of fun. We don’t go up there as a family anymore, but it was a tradition from when my son was 7 until he went to college. Going up to Apple Hill is miserable over the weekend. If you’ve tried, then you know what I’m talking about — bumper- to-bumper traffic for miles. Your best bet is to head up during the weekdays if you can, which is what we do here at the office. Although the tradition of my family going to Apple Hill has faded, the tradition in my office is still going on strong. Gina, who’s “We’d go up in the crisp, morning air and watch as half a dozen kids ran around the multicolored orchard picking apples and trying to fill their bags the quickest. It was always a lot of fun.”

-Travis Black

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