Its either been so hectic I can't see straight, or so mundane and uneventful I feel like the most boring person in the world. I haven't intended to neglect you, my poor blog. I just either haven't had anything I particularly wished to share with cyberspace - OR I've been busy with random events or traveling here and there.
This last Friday I went to the local Christian Crisis Pregnancy Center's annual fundraising banquet, and afterwards my adopted brother and I road tripped to my in-laws where we met up with my husband. The next morning we got up, had breakfast with the in-laws, and then the three of us 'youngsters' headed to Natural Bridge State Park, where the leaves were just turning color.
To say it was absolutely gorgeous and breathtaking would be an understatement.
The drizzle and occasional bursts of rain only added to the delightful ethereal atmosphere. Outcropping of rocks or tiny caves along the path offered us shelter from the rain and the steep hike kept our blood moving so we were warm. (well... mostly warm. I bundled a little more than the guys did...)
After getting soaked with the rain and sweat, stomping mud accidentally on ourselves (and a little intentionally on each other), we returned home for some homemade tomato soup, bratwursts, tea and a comedy movie before we went to bed.
I wish spending a day hiking through a national park with friends was a career, because if it were I'd quickly run up the ranks to CEO of the entire business in about a month!
Fall was not something I grew up with, so when people say "my favorite season is Fall" I was always mystified. Fall on the Plains means that its hot one day, the wind blows exceptionally hard for a day or two and it may rain or have some other storm, all the leaves turn brown and fall down and then its winter. So the gentle transition from green to an onslaught of reds and yellows amongst the trees to make a patchwork quilt of color across the countryside is something I'm still adjusting to. Its an amazing adjustment, I just still always forget to say my favorite season is fall.
But after a glorious day out IN it, I'm beginning to think that may be the case. If not season, then my favorite COLOR is definitely fall!