Yesterday, I scooped up Jodi and Emery for a ride around Clayton County. We were on a mission to check out all of the fall colors and beautiful scenery. We started out with a lead from our friend Gary and his trusty side-kick, Woody; so we hiked up the bluffs at Big Spring. It was such an amazing view and awesome spot for a bonfire. Gary, thanks for being our tour guide!
|Yes Woody... thank you, too!|
Next we drove out to a remote cabin by the Turkey River. The colors were breathtaking and we could taste fall in the air.
After a few other stops on our journey we called it a day and headed back to Elkader. I needed to run some errands and wanted to make it to yoga. Yoga left me relaxed and refreshed. Instead of the usual 15 minute drive home, I drove up the gravel road along the Turkey River. With the sun setting on my left and the moon glowing on the right, I slowly made my way back to Saint Olaf. Yesterday I felt totally in the moment. I felt I needed to take the long way home, and I'm grateful that I did.
Life is but a vapor...
It is so important to take time for yourself, time for friends, time out of our crazy busy lives, time to connect with the world around us.