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Poor CP#1 had a tooth pulled and a stomach bug last week, which means the Cute Potato ladies were in the house for 5 days straight. CP#1 didn’t have energy for much activity other than napping and watching marathons of Good Luck Charlie. By week’s end, she still didn’t feel 100%, and MP was getting a bad case of cabin fever.

On Saturday, Dad Potato took over nursing duty, so CP#2 and MP could get out for a few hours. We decided on a short trip to Mackworth Island in Falmouth. The walk couldn’t have been more restorative. MP swears she could smell Spring in the air: that marvelous, earthy scent packed with promise. And she’d forgotten how beautiful Mackworth Island can be this time of year.

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A fall trip to Wallingford’s Fruit House in Auburn is a Cute Potato family tradition, dating back to when DP was a wee lad. The space has changed over the years—there’s a big, backyard play area, a farm store brimming with toys and food gifts, and more cars in the parking lot. We go to the orchard to buy apples and cider, but our main reason for visiting is to indulge and enjoy Wallingford’s delicious homemade donuts.

Two-year old CP#2 enjoying an apple from Wallingford’s orchards.

CP#2 sporting a new cap in 2012.

The classic bakery reminds MP of a New Jersey farm she visited as a child. No matter how old you are, there’s something magic about pressing your face against the glass to watch the donuts come hot off the conveyor belt. (more…)

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