Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Shades of Autumn

It never truly feels like Fall until I get to experience something in nature.  When the air is crisp and the smell of burning leaves fills the air.  This past weekend Joe and I packed our car and headed out of the city for a much needed time in the country.  We met up with some friends in McHenry at Stade's Farm.  It's a quaint family owned farm located 50 miles outside the city. It was definitely worth the trip!  We had a blast taking a hay ride to a REAL  pumpkin patch were we picked out the best looking gourds.  My friends jokingly asked if this was better that shopping at Aldi, where I usually go to buy my pumpkins.  And oh was it ever!  We stayed until the sun went down indulging in there famous hot apple cider donuts, hot coco, and sweet corn on the cob.  Later that night we headed back to my good friend Alise's house were we carved our pumpkins and roasted all the yummy seeds! We had a blast and can't wait for next years fall outing!


Tori said...

Beautiful Pictures! Sounds like you guys had a lot of fun! There's nothing more peaceful than taking a trip to the countryside...makes me want to join you guys for the next trip : )

Anonymous said...

YES! so bummed I missed it, but I had fun carving afterwards!

Hana said...

Your photos make Autumn look dreamy... ALMOST, makes me wish that we were heading into Winter not summer in my part of the world - *almost* but not quite!!