Monday, October 10, 2016

Bayfield Apple Fest 2016

Bayfield weekend is upon us again!  I was so excited for Esme's first Apple Fest!  As usual, we stopped at Coop's for the pizza buffet lunch and to stock up on candy and baked goods at our favorite Hayward shops.

Tremblay's Candy and a cookie from the bakery!
We stayed in Ashland this year at the same hotel as 2013.  After checking in I ran out to get dinner at Buddy's.  The fries weren't that great, but they had also gotten cold.  Jimmy said his reuben was delicious and my burger was really good too.
After dinner we went down to the pool for a dip.  The pool was a bit chilly, but the hot tub felt great!  After putting Esme in we realized it was probably too hot for her, so I just sat on the edge and splashed her a little.
We didn't have to get up and on the road as early this year since we were staying so close.  I found this adorable apple outfit while shopping at Once Upon a Child a while back.  I knew it would be perfect for this weekend and she can wear it for a few more months.  Unfortunatly we didn't get to show it off because she was bundled to the max.  It was in the low 40's, breezy and mostly cloudy.  
We didn't eat as much this year, which is probably a good thing.  I only got one apple brat on the way in, but we did try the apples romanoff.  They were dipped in funnel cake batter, deep-fried, and covered in romanoff sauce (sour cream, brown sugar, cinnamon, and rum.)  They were delicious!
We were back to the hotel by about 3:00 and just rested for a while.  I didn't want to run out again, so we just ate dinner at the hotel restaurant.  They have a lot of great fish options since they are right on the water.  Jimmy had fish tacos and I had fried cod.  
Both kids were awesome travelers once again.  Esme fell asleep both nights without any issues and Parker loved having a big bed to himself.  We hit the road by 10:00 the next morning to head back home.
Our final stop was at Burnett Creamery just outside Grantsburg.  We don't normally go this way, but wanted to avoid a detour on our normal route.  They have a large retail store and bistro.  Jimmy had The Wisconsin (Alpha’s Morning Sun cheese, oven roasted turkey breast and fresh baby spinach with a homemade cranberry-orange spread on cranberry wild rice bread) and I had The Tuscan (Alpha’s Morning Sun cheese, grilled chicken, roasted red peppers and fresh baby spinach with a homemade sun-dried tomato mayo on Italian herb bread.)  I couldn't leave without dessert and took a twist cone to go!  We may just have to take this way every year!
It was such a fun trip, but we were happy to be back on Saturday.  

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