Glenn, the pups, and I, aware of the forthcoming 5 days of rain, went on an impromptu picnic and hike yesterday. We made haste up to the Blue Ridge Parkway. We're located at the base of Mt. Pisgah, just a stone's throw from the Parkway.
The color up there is absolutely stunning. Breathtaking, really. After getting off to a rough start (I slipped on wet grass and smashed into my right knee cap, while Dexter did his requisite barf-all-over-the-back-of-the-car bit; thankfully, the Outback has a plastic liner...), we hiked through Graveyard Fields to the upper waterfall. Neither of us had ever been there before (Graveyard Fields or its waterfalls-upper, lower, or otherwise). Well, that's the end of that. It's my new favorite parkway spot. Apparently, based on the volume of vehicles in the parking lot, it's also everyone else's favorite parkway spot. I didn't mind the trail companions, though. Aside from the tiny dog that came barreling down the slippery rock face towards Dexter and Fly, the hike went off without a hitch (knee jams and barf sessions notwithstanding).
Are you finding any special somethings this autumn? Places, people, eats, sips, etc.?