So...back to my autumn memories.
We had a fun backyard bonfire party with friends where we drank homemade cider and carved pumpkins!
|Apple Tart with Walnut Crust..Mmmm|
|Farmer John's pumpkin (those are trees, not aliens)|
My valley-dwelling friends and I celebrated the coming baby boy of our friends Heather and John Mark. A festive co-ed party!
|Mere and her girls going for a ride around the block|
|The beautiful mother-to-be|
|A little angel enjoying some cider|
And last but not least, Farmer John and I ventured out west for a little R&R time. John was already out in San Francisco for a work training, so I cashed in some miles for a flight out to meet him. From there, we got a rental car and headed up through Northern California for a week long tour! Some of the highlights...
|Castello De Amorosa|
|the California coast|
|We loved the Redwoods! (Humboldt Redwood State Park)|
|This was John's favorite part of the trip|
|One of many fallen log crossings|
|more Fern Canyon|
|Searching for agates on the beach|
|beautiful beach rocks as we looked for agates|
|We stopped to let John fish for a bit on this gorgeous river along the way|
|So many beautiful sights along the way|
|Camping in Yosemite|
|Mirror Lake in Yosemite|
|John in front of Half Dome|
We had the best time throughout the whole road trip! We're already looking forward to our next adventures somewhere next year!