Snowy apple blossoms welcome you to the pocket-size town of Medina. Orchards spread out from the highway in row after row of the miniature varieties that grow in the apple capital of Texas. Apple pie is an art form here, and there’s none better than the fresh-baked desserts loaded with Golden Delicious types at Love Creek Apple Store, 800/449-0882. Orchard owners Baxter and Carol Adams moved from Houston to Medina in 1980 to start a cattle ranch. Luckily for apple lovers they decided to switch from raising beef to growing beautiful fruit.