Leaf peeping happens to be one of my favorite past times. I’ve been able to experience fall in the midwest, west and on the coast. I distinctly remember taking walks in the woods in the fall with my family growing up. Our yearly Christmas cards featured my sisters and I sitting on a log (or something similar) with the oranges, reds and yellows of maples and other trees in the background. Diving into piles of leaves, smelling the burning leaves and crunching through the leaves are still things I love to do. This photo was taken about eight years ago in longtime friend Holle’s yard. You are never too young to jump in the leaves!
While fall is easy to find in Colorado and the Midwest, we had to go hours into the mountains to experience any kind of fall in California. Getting out my fall decor made me less home sick during our time there. Thankfully the three falls we spent Cali, we were able to get back for an Iowa football game to make me feel more at home.
On Wednesday morning, we went for a drive along the Peak to Peak with some friends and newish Colorado transplants from the midwest. We didn’t do much hiking because our dear friend Katie is due with a little boy any day now. But, we did find some nice groves of aspens to explore through before hitting the Carousel of Happiness in Nederland.
What are some of your favorite fall traditions? Let me know in the comments!