She coincidentally recommended the same orchard in the foothills of NC that a friend of ours did. Sky Top Orchards in Flat Rock. Saturday after a birthday party in the morning we hit the road and in less than two hours we were there! The weather report called for perfect weather but honestly IT WAS HOT!
We still picked a half bushel of apples in a few varieties, enjoyed a few caramel apples on the ride home and picked up a delicious home made apple pie to share with my parents when we returned. It was a day for the books for sure!