Far and away in the fall

Jack-o-lanterns

It’s been a crazy few days … filled with adventures, performances and the last warm, sunny days of the year (so we think). We dined out last night — choosing to roast brats on sticks over a bonfire. I planted a couple of shrubs while the kids played their version of baseball. When darkness began to fall we scrounged around for candles and had a celebratory Jack-o-lantern lighting. The spooky faces burned late into the night, greeting the man of the house when he arrived home around midnight from a business trip.

Columbus Foundation ships

Last Friday we headed south to Marietta. The Columbus Foundation’s two ships — the Nina and the Pinta were docked at Marietta Harbor. What a delight to climb aboard these replica vessels and learn what it was like to sail the ocean blue in 1492.

Marietta is a beautiful city. We took a scenic byway home, stopping at several covered bridges along the way. We found a fun little “all-you-can-eat-pizza-buffet” called Jerry Lee’s, too. The kids were absolutely starving after our 90-minute drive through southern Ohio’s winding hills. By the way they carried on, you’d think we’d been lost for days.

Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Saturday Soccer, Sunday a guitar recital and on Monday, I took the kids to a Canton Sympony children’s concert, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Canton Sympony

They loved it! Even the youngest among us sat still through much of the performance thanks to the handy binoculars I stashed in my purse on the way out the door.

Chamber orchestra - Canton Sympony, Ohio.

It’s been a whirlwind few days … but they’ve been beautiful. We couldn’t have asked for more delightful October weather. And according to reports, the trend will continue over the next few days.

Fun in the sun in October … stretching our minds … reaching for new adventures.

Go exploring! You may enjoy these previous posts.

2 Comments

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    Mary Poppins October 24, 2012 (9:06 am)

    Every time I hear the name of that town I remember the fact that my dad wanted my sister’s middle name to be Etta instead of Rebekah…so her name would have been Mary Etta. Seriously.

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    Jeanie October 24, 2012 (4:23 pm)

    Your Aunt Bernice and Uncle Bob spent their wedding night in Marietta! The hotel is still there and the rooms probably are about the same as in 1940!