By Jackie Knight
This past Saturday, Phi Mu invited anyone who was interested on a trip to Georgetown’s own Evans Orchard, and no one could have asked for a more beautiful day. The season is finally starting to change into fall. Saturday afternoon, everyone met in front of the Phi Mu house and, after a quick meet up with everyone, we were off to the orchard. There was a really good turnout for the event of at least two dozen girls and the Phi Mu ladies made excellent hosts. The whole sorority was so friendly and excited to meet all the new freshmen girls. The drive to Evans couldn’t have taken more than ten minutes. The orchard was in full swing with every tree branch hanging heavy with apples and the playground crawling with kids of all ages. First, everyone walked through the store where homemade pies, apple dumplings and hot cider were being sold. Every kind of fudge from apple pie flavored to dark chocolate with sea salt was for sale by the pound alongside cream sodas and unique Halloween decorations.
Everywhere you turned, fall was there, from fresh kettle corn to pumpkin patches. The corn maze was a short walk through the orchard from the store and, even though none of our group could manage to get all the way through without either stumbling back to where we started or getting utterly lost, it was still a blast! There were even horses for the kids to ride. Their names are Puddles and Bob, and the horses’ caretakers were happy to talk to us. Hayrides that traveled through the whole orchard were also available.
It was so nice to really take a leap into the season at Evans and, especially with it being so close, I would highly recommend every student at Georgetown try to make it down there at least once this year.