we see a citrus grove and in a split second decide to make a stop. we're on our way home from Disney and i gladly welcome the few minutes out of the truck. my feet hit the gravel and i'm already in love with this place. the little gift shop is in an old shed and is so welcoming. we walk through and almost immediately are offered some fresh samples from the backyard grove. there's such a different array of oranges, many i have never heard of. we are given a sack with a map and head back to the groves to pick our own. passing picnic tables, the "world's largest monster truck" (converted from an old school bus), chickens, little pond and greenhouses, we make our way back to the trees. mom wants a certain kind of oranges and we get a little lost trying to find those particular trees. soon we do and the picking begins. the fruit is up high and i am lower but i manage to grab a few. the smell is delightful and i wish to never go. soon the bag is full and we head back to the little, old shed. along with the oranges, sticks of jerky is bought by them for a mid-morning snack for on the way home. after being wished by the friendly family of owners, "happy new year," we climb into the truck once again.
we really did take a little piece of Florida home with us and it tastes oh so good.
giveaways to love