We took our first road trip out of Manhattan today for apple and pumpkin picking in the Hudson Valley. It was a success! The leaves are just beginning to change and the weather is perfect! If you're wondering why Nessie has a red mark above her eye in the top right photo...Kevin picked an apple on a high branch and the apple next to it fell off and landed on Nessie's head. Hilarious - she let out a delayed small cry after it happened! Poor Nessie! More photos here.