It’s that time of year when leaves fall to ground and blanket it in golden-red splendor. And on a crisp autumn morning they can even make a parking lot worthy of notice.
Peaceful, romantic hike OR eerily quiet, scary hike? Depends on where it leads I suppose.
There is nothing quite like the shock of red leaves in fall. Even as they are preparing to wither and fall to the ground, they manage to make me smile at their in your face brightness.
There is no better way to start off the fall season than with a trip to a pumpkin patch. And if you’re lucky enough, you can visit a full blown farm like Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm in Wheatland, CA like I did, under the guise of running a 5k called ‘Run Your Gourd Off’. And while they have all the proper fall entertainment like a corn maze, fresh baked goods, crafts, fresh apple cider, a petting zoo and pumpkins galore, my favorite part was the field of ridiculously large pumpkins. Pumpkins so large I could sit on them comfortably as if I were a cute toddler sitting on a normal sized pumpkin. I was giddy with delight roaming through the knee high pumpkins that were easily 2.5 to 4 feet in diameter with vines so big they probably required axes to sever. I have no reasonable idea why, but I want one. And next year…if I keep this running gig up, I’m gonna get one!