We both felt a call of the mountains this week, and while there was much to do here to get ready for winter, we took off on a last minute trip to one of the state parks. We lucked out on getting the last room because they were renovating (which we had not known) and everything was being torn up. Noise and sawdust and hearty laughs of construction workers mingled with autumn colors, morning mist, evening shadows, fearless deer and wet mossy trails to hike.
|It is illegal to feed the deer, this tourist is just rattling some paper!|
|The pool was empty of summer visitors.|
|The tour bus and the convention started the following day, thus we had the old fashioned bar to ourselves. It was slated for paint and new furniture that week!|
Even the sign above did not discourage us in our pursuit of peace.
|This trail was marked as "more difficult."|
|Finding a few last cranberries.|
These prior weeks before and after the cruise were busy: we had been briefly honored by the County Commissioners (yes including the one I wrote that nasty email to a year ago about the trees) for our volunteer work, visited by my daughter's family with her three children and her two friends and their twins to feed and entertain, worked at the art museum for their Art Fest and filled other weekends by working/packing/painting at my son's house which has now SOLD!!
Today we head up to son to help him move furniture into the new house. I have made green chile. But the craziness is not quite read to end. This coming week it looks like we may have visitors from Florida for a few days!
Then maybe a break in busy activities? Really!! We needed that mountain respite. I might have missed fall altogether.