Blueberry Pickin

Aug 13, 2013

Blueberry pickin baby! I don't think I could have chosen a better activity for my entire family...eating...outdoors...and eating! We love us some food, and free food? Don't tempt us with a good time, even if we have to work for it and by work I mean walk A LOT and climb into bushes, and get rained on in the process. Saturday marked the annual Blueberry Festival at the Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, AK. This being our first year in Alaska we had to check this out. 
Alyeska is such a nice hotel, and even though we were getting buckets of rain poured on us the whole time we didn't care. And by the way the husband and I are slacking in the kids rain gear department but we did our best. Look at these pictures of my husband pushing the stroller filled with youth. Now I understand the looks we get when walking around...I mean that is a wide load of children. 
The festival was fun and all, but we do better on our own. So we drove around a little bit until we found a nice little walking trail that the kids could run wild and free amongst the blueberry bushes. 

Rule of thumb...do not go blueberry picking when hungry! We have absolutely no blueberries to show for all our efforts. The kids loved it!! There was not a puddle untouched or a blueberry bush unpicked. We ate a ridiculous amount of blueberries. The entire time Ace kept yelling out "come on guys more blueberry pickin" and I do not mean pick-ing, we are talking pick-in here. He brought out his southern drawl for this occasion. I guess living in Georgia for a year really stuck with him. 
The husband sworn up and down that this field we found was filled with blueberries...HA! No it was filled with open field...no blueberries. But the boys had fun running through the rain while the princess Avalon and I watched under our umbrellas. 

I was totally in love with this day, we laughed so hard at each other, we were filled with little blue fruit, and we were all soaked! Glorious.

11 comments:

  1. How fun! I would love to do some sort of fruit picking! We can never find anything around us though..

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    1. It was so much fun! I have never done it before, it was a work out. haha

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  2. Those are the best kind of days!

    I want to go blueberry picking so bad!! We have a little farm not too far from us.

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    1. You totally need to go and bring the kids!

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  3. How fun!!! :) I love any kind of fruit picking.

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    1. This was my first time going, but I am hooked. I wish there was more fruit up here.

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  4. ooohhh.. i know i've tried strawberry picking.. but blueberry? that sounds interesting and fun!! :D
    thanks for sharing these photos!

    Animated Confessions

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    1. After picking blueberries I'll pick anything. I loved it,it was so fun to just pick and eat.

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  5. New follower from the Wildcard Wednesday Linkup! I think I'm already hooked :D You have such a cute & fun writing style and I think it's insanely awesome that you live in ALASKA. So happy to add you to my list of reads!
    Bethany Elyse
    bethanysblog19.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww thank you :) Alaska is quite the adventure at this point!

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  6. We recently went blueberry picking, and i've totally become a "blueberry snob"! lol. I can't eat the ones from the grocery store anymore!

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