Welcome Fall!

Fall officially begins today and I am ready. It’s the best season, if you ask me. Not only is it beautiful and blessedly cooler, there are tons of things to do in the fall.

My calendar is already filling up for the month and I’m happy to see it so busy. After all, it won’t be long before the snow blows and drives us all indoors.

Meanwhile, it’s still warm here, too warm for the jackets, hats, boots and sweaters that I love to wear. So all I can do is open my closet and admire my pretty boots and dream of the day there’s enough of a chill in the air to wear my cute jackets!

What’s on your fall bucket list? My October will be busy but there’s always room for more fun and adventure!

Pilgrimage To Cabela’s

It was time for new hiking shoes so I made the pilgrimage to Cabela’s on Saturday. I typically hike in New Balance trail runners because they’re lightweight and take me everywhere I want to go. They’re affordable, cute and mostly suit my needs.

However, I wanted something waterproof for the occasional hikes that take me through streams or across wet areas. Traditional hiking boots are too heavy and I’m more vulnerable to injury in boots so they’re off the table. I know that sounds weird but it’s true.

I always marvel at the selection in this store and at how expensive everything is. But I lucked out and found exactly what I needed for a bargain. Best of all, I managed to get out the door with just my shoes and no impulse buys. Pink pepper spray and some cute tops were tempting but I persevered.

This T-shirt reminded me of my friend Johnna and the evening we spent in a parking lot at Canyonlands National Park. We feasted on cherries and peanut butter sandwiches while watching a meteor shower last summer.

I now regret not buying it. I mean, really…. why didn’t I buy it?

Because I’m a responsible adult, that’s why. But I got my shoes so now I’m ready for an adventure! Now we just need the weather to cooperate.

Want to read about that night at Canyonlands? You can! Click here. You can read more about my Utah trip by searching this blog for “Utah.”