We have been extremely busy this year not only with travel, but also with wedding planning. As such, we decided to dedicate this past weekend to us, 48 hours of us time to reconnect with mutual friends and even have a date day. Some private relaxation to feel connected again was exactly what we needed as a couple before we spend next weekend apart.
Saturday was an amazing day full of visits to our favorite fall finds — Nashoba Valley Winery and Bolton Spring Farm. We made plans with a few friends to head to a fall wine tasting at Nashoba Valley Winery in Bolton, Massachusetts. This is quickly becoming one of our favorite places to visit in the Bay State; set back from the main road of Route 117, Nashoba is located on a hill, has picturesque vines and apple trees, and of course has the rural feel of a working winery. How can a location that has wine, beer, food, and seasonal activities like apple picking in the same place, not be charming? (If you love this place as much as we do, be sure to check out this post on Nashoba from last year).
After picking out a few of our favorite libations and buying some bottles for our wine racks at home, we headed over to Bolton Spring Farm to pick some pumpkins from their pumpkin patch, check out our previous blog from this find here. There were dozens and dozens of pumpkins to choose from and we made sure to hit up their farm stand to buy some mums for our porch at home before calling it a day.
Sunday brought more quiet, personal time for me and Phil to have a date day. If you’re not familiar with our terms for this ritual between the two of us, check out the guidelines here! We started off our cool, crisp fall morning in Berlin, Massachusetts picking apples in the rolling hills of at Berlin Orchards.
The rustic New England vibe with stone walls lining the nearby roads and the colonial homes in the surrounding area made us feel like we were the only ones on the property. Not to mention our trip was perfectly with the fall foliage — colors abound as we strolled through the rows of fruit trees. We picked a peck of apples, and purchased a few gourds to bring back to our back porch.
From here, we went to Hudson, Massachusetts’s Rail Trail for some mid-day treats of Korean BBQ flatbread and flight of local craft beers. We loved celebrating our weekend together and full feel all the fall feels!
All in all, we’re heading into the week with a Seyval Blanc bottle of wine, our own pumpkin patch, and a peck of freshly picked apples to enjoy on our fall-ified porch. Not only was our date day successful, but it was the perfect fall weekend to celebrate each other!