Andy and I started the week off with matching colds, but thankfully by the weekend we were both feeling better! The highlight of the week was our annual trip to Vashon Island to make cider with Andy's family on Saturday. It's a tough choice, but I think our fall trip to Vashon is my favorite fall tradition! This year, we brought my friend Ashley and her daughter with us. Andy and I have been to Vashon so many times that we take the beauty of the property for granted, so bringing a friend for the first time allowed us to see the place through new eyes. Because of the dry summer we had, it wasn't a great year for apples, so we had much less cider than usual, but the small amount we got was delicious as usual. Like always, we found ourselves hesitant to head home at the end of the day, but eventually we headed for the ferry home.