Fall Fun

It’s been a marvelous autumn filled with endless adventures! I think I managed to cross a significant portion of items off of my annual fall to-do list. Here is a snippet of some smaller events, scenes, and activities that happened this Fall, in addition to everything else:

Another trip to the apple orchard & a pumpkin patch in the mountains of Virginia…

surprising the family to join in on the #FridayNightMeatball fun in Charlottesville…

Carter Mountain’s infamous apple cider doughnuts…

Fall showing off her radiant colors…

a trip to Eastern Market, a DC favorite…

a leafy walk downtown…

an outing to Union Market + Arlington National Cemetary…

What’s been your favorite memory from Fall this year?

 

 

Great Falls Hike

Before winter sets in (and now that the humidity of summer has passed!), I love bring able to take advantage of the outdoors as much as possible. Great Falls National Park is quite close to home, and it always amazes me that such a scenic, beautiful national park is only minutes from Washington, DC. My friends and I love hiking at Great Falls every fall, and you know how much I love a good tradition. It also blows my mind that this is my sixth Fall living in DC, so I suppose we do have some really great traditions going on by now.

There’s not much better than bringing a picnic, taking in the scenery, getting fresh air in your longs, and going on a hike with dear friends. We didn’t hike very much on this trip, but that’s okay. I love that we were able to sit atop a rock on the cliff overlooking the waterfalls and just catch up on life and enjoy the view in front of us. It was a restful afternoon, and I so enjoyed the company of my friends and the absolute beauty of nature. Though we intended to get a good hike in, sometimes just “being” is more important, and it’s okay to rest and think and talk, especially when surrounded by such stunning scenery. When and where did you hike last? I love to find good local hikes to conquer!