Tucked up in the hills of California’s inland empire is the quaint town of Oak Glen. With less than 500 residents, it’s a relatively sleepy little town until autumn arrives, when this country haven is overrun with out-of-towners, including myself. Why? It’s the Southern California hot spot for that beloved fall activity of apple picking. Within a five mile twisting road there are a variety of working farms with U-Pick offerings, and a handful of restaurants to grab a bite. We stopped at Stone Pantry Orchard to pick some apples, and press our own cider. Typically Stone Pantry also offers pumpkins, however their selection had already been picked over for the season, and we stuck to apples.
There are so many different farms to choose from, that you can go back year after year and never have the same experience. Or you can find a place you love and return there each year. Stone Pantry has a very casual, non-commercial, rustic charm about it that I really enjoyed. We also stopped at Snow-Line for apple cider donuts, which I will gladly return again for and do a dedicated blog post for them in the future.
Also, despite the variety of Halloween and autumn themed outfits I own, I have to say, this has been my favorite. It’s no frills, but means a lot to me. I grew up watching old Hanna-Barbera cartoons on Cartoon Network, with Scooby Doo being my favorite. I also ate up the first few direct-to-video movies that were made, with Scooby Doo and the Witch’s Ghost being my favorite, which is what inspired this outfit, with a shirt based on this one in the film, and a purse inspired by the band The Hex Girls. The Hex Girls made their debut in Witch’s Ghost, and quickly became a fan favorite, reappearing in other movies and incarnations of Scooby Doo. Clothing is about what makes you feel good and happy, and I can say this outfit really does that for me.