Monday, October 06, 2008

Fall favorite times

I love to travel in the fall - besides the obvious change of school being back in session and summer vacations being over - there is the beauty of the season. Everywhere across the country (and the world) the seasonal changes just beg travelers to slow down and discover the wonder of the landscape. Wine grape crushes, cider making, "leaf peeping", late vegetable harvests, pumpkin carving, fall football games and all the nesting activities related to preparing for winter make the experience more enjoyable - and the smaller crowds, less traveled roads and less expensive accommodations are all just bonuses to the lush, rich time of year.

Where do you like to go at this time of year? We are heading out to the Spokane area to visit relatives and on to one of my all time favorite places - Flathead Lake in Montana, where the extended family has a wonderful space where we can enjoy each other, catch up on our lives and reminisce about days gone by.

Later, we'll be heading to Joseph, OR another beautiful spot often called the "Swiss Alps" of North America. We'll visit with the kids and take in the crisp days and cool nights.

We wish all of you safe and fun travels as we move into the fall season. We hope you are all planning a road trip during this wonderful time of year - if you need some ideas, just email us - carol at roadtripdream dot com.

Phil and Carol

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