This weekend was so full of love and smiling and doing everything delightful and nothing work related. It was great to just escape.
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My best friend and I took our first road trip together – six hours up and six hours back down to the land of his family – and not once did the drive seem long. (Except it did, because it was.)
We crossed the state line, singing Sufjan and State Radio and Beruit and Ryan Bingham and everything in between. The sky was always perfectly October-beautiful.
We went to a baseball game (my first for the Cards!).
We went to Illinois to pick apples and pumpkins. It was so flat there, and we drove through miles of corn fields under hot-blue sky and the most incredible clouds + light. Unfortunately, my camera battery died and I wasn’t able to capture the explosive sunset, the trees ripe with golden delicious, the baby goats (I wanted to take one home…) and the expanse of field dotted with bright orange pumpkins.
But that’s okay because I believe in experiencing life in the small moments.
We did manage to bring home some apple butter and a pint of Eckert’s homemade apple cider.
And since our foray into the autumnal world of apples, I have determined that chai spice tea, steeped in a mug of hot apple cider, is what fall tastes like. Try it. You’ll love it.
We played with a rambunctious yellow lab, ate yummy Mexican food, stayed up late talking on the porch, went to church together, stopped for coffee, shoe-shopped, and drove off into the sunset.
The weekend set me up for the week – my cup overflows.