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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The best made plans...are sometimes nearly unplanned

We took a spontaneous trip up North for an autumn experience.

Colorful leaves


make for good raking.



Grandmonkeys preparing homemade applesauce




A glimpse of the collapsed bridge over the mighty Missus


New bridge gleaming


Northward...

A most Superior lake



Lovely bridge


Big ships


Skippin' rocks


Toastin' mallows.


Site of the proposal...taken on our 13th anniversary


Saw the luminous colors of red, yellow, and orange leaves still on their hosts...

Smelled the pine trees, wood fires, and dried leaves...

Heard the crunch of fallen leaves under our feet...

Felt the cold air...and even the large billowy snowflakes gently falling...

Tasted s'mores on the shores of Lake Superior, warmed up with hot chocolate...

and fortified our stash of wild rice, maple syrup, cheese curds, apples.


Best of all...
a renewal of our souls.

4 comments:

mrs boo radley said...

A-sauce!
Cheese curds!
Site of the proposal!
I love this post!

Angela said...

It was SOOOO great to see you!! I am glad you got a chance to experience another "true" fall. Love the pictures of Duluth- I think I have a gazillion pictures of us standing in the exact same place this summer skipping rocks- ha!

BrasherGirl said...

That's the way Autumn should be experienced!

Kristin said...

Great pics, Laura! I always love to see the expressions on your children's faces. They are so enthusiastic making homemade applesauce! Now I want to hear the story of your proposal. Have you blogged about that before I became a loyal reader?