Fall is here and leaves are changing
To welcome in a busy month, I took a small reprieve to the mountains of Vermont for a little peace and relaxation before the craziness of the holiday rush begins! The trip was simple and beautiful. I love all things seasonal and it was so pleasant to soak up the cool weather and the bright leaves.
We started our trip with a brief visit to family in upstate New York and then headed north on route 7. We stopped in Great Barrington, Massachusetts to stretch our legs and to pick up some lunch. That is one thing I love about road trips, the flexibility to stop in towns along the way. It draws out the journey and enriches the experience. Great Barrington is a cute town in the valley of the mountains full of little stores and eateries. We picked up a few pastries at Patisserie Lennox and let me tell you, there is nothing better than sitting on a bench in the cool weather, looking up at a mountain enjoying a crispy croissant!
We continued on up into Vermont taking the back roads. We stopped off at a roadside pumpkin patch where I oo'd and ahh'd at the piles of pumpkins everywhere of every size. I don't know what it is but there is something exciting in seeing a massive pumpkin bigger than yourself.
As we drove higher into the mountains the colors of the leaves became brighter and brighter. I can't count the times I said "WOW!" or "OH MY GOSH!" It was beautiful and I had never seen anything like it before. I even saw an eagle soaring up ahead!
Once we reached our destination we had no real plan of how to spend our time. We really were just there to be in nature, see the leaves, and to take the best pictures we could. We drove slowly throughout small towns just pulling over whenever we wanted to snap a pic. It turned rainy and cloudy but the colors stood out even brighter. Theres something relaxing in forgetting schedules and plans and just driving around, staring out the window in awe of nature.