Sunday Adventure – Fall Colors Hike
Yesterday, Kasey and I decided to make an Adventure out of Sunday. With fall here, I did not want to miss the seasonal colors of the leaves. They can disappear very fast if you’re not careful. SO we decided Sunday afternoon would be a perfect opportunity. Not that it would be our only fall hike, but the first at the very least.
We decided to start our day at the Mud House on Cherokee Street. Quite the popular coffee shop on the weekend. Arriving and finding little space to park and a line out the door, nothing was out of place. Kasey likes to order a breakfast they have with lentils, but it turned out that the menu had changed, so this morning she enjoyed a chickpea and curry dish with yogurt and poached eggs, strawberry jam on gluten-free toast, and a decaf vanilla latte. I decided to try something new too, selecting the biscuits and gravy with over-easy eggs on top and a green tea latte. Yum! A delicious start to a care-free Sunday.
On to the hike! We headed out to one of our favorite local parks that can be great for fall colors, Powder Valley. I’ve been visiting Powder Valley to see the leaves for as long as I can remember, so it’s been fun bringing this childhood tradition into my relationship with Kasey.
We opted for the longest trail at the park (1.2 miles). Not incredibly long, but long enough to enjoy the weather and see a decent variety of trees. The traffic on the trail was fairly light too, so we were surrounded by the sounds of the falling leaves or crushing of leaves by forest critters throughout the hike. About 1/4 of the way through the hike, we spotted 3 small deer walking through the leaves in the distance. Moments later we saw a buck walking too, headed to cross our path and catch up with his herd.
Not long later, we found three more young deer drinking and playing in the creek. These deer seemed much more relaxed and allowed us to get within about 15 feet of them, unbothered. At one moment, they reminded me of our cats, as two of the deer were rubbing their heads on each other. Fun animals to watch.
After getting back from the hike, we finished out the day with afternoon naps and working on thank you notes for our wedding gifts. A couple episodes of Scrubs and then Kasey was off to bed. Me being the night owl, am still up hours later on my computer, getting lost on the internet and writing this blog 😉 But hey, I’m a computer geek and my species tends to be the night owl more often than morning bird. Sometimes the only thing that gets me to go to sleep is knowing that I need to be at work in the morning and don’t want to a lack of sleep. On that note, I’m off to sleep now. All in all, it we enjoyed a fun adventure today and a fairly low key weekend (see our Facebook page for pictures from Saturday). Good night!