October is special in Michigan. We get to enjoy the changing leaves, and it's time to visit the local cider mill.
There's an old mill in Franklin, which is a village in the metro Detroit area. You wouldn't know you're in a citified area. There are trees all around, and a stream running by.
Five minutes away, there's an eight-lane highway. But at the mill, you can enjoy your cool cider and warm applesauce doughnuts in peace. Stroll through the pumpkins and eating apples, munching while you decide what to take home.
The doughnuts aren't going to make it.
So I got a half-gallon of cider and some Honeycrisp apples. These are crisp and sweet-tart, great for eating. Sustenance for dish shopping later in the day...by