A mountain getaway

     We headed to the mountains to hang out with friends this past weekend. The leaves are about two weeks away from perfect - almost to full bowl of Fruity Pebbles status - just beautiful. And it was cool enough to have the first fire of the season. Ahhhh.
     This is becoming the cabin photo - here are Jen and Adam with a foot in each state in downtown Copperhill/McCaysville (depends on which side of the line).
     Saturday we happened across a festival in downtown Blue Ridge - Paws in the Park - to raise funds for animal rescue organizations. What better way to raise money than to have a costume contest? There was the patriotic cool doggie with attitude...

And the pirate...

And then there was the pig . . . named "Forest" . . . dressed as a bat. The pumpkin didn't know what to make of him.

But of course Forest loved my husband and rolled over for him to rub his belly.

ALL animals love my husband. Especially those of the piggly variety for some reason. (And no, that is not a commentary on the wife!) Here he is with the orphan warthog, Digby, on our honeymoon in Africa.
     Anyhow - we carved pumpkins and roasted their seeds. Jen was a good sport about getting the seeds out of the pumpkin goo. (Like the design? Yes, I know we're geeks.) Adam did his biking thing and Jen saw deer while out running one morning. We bought apples at the orchard and made lots of good food. We positively pigged out . . . no pun intended.
     Yup. Fall is officially here in the South. Gotta love it!

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