Coffee & Chat #10 – What’s the Recipe for a Perfect Fall Weekend Outing?

Happy Monday!

It’s been awhile since our last Coffee & Chat. Over the summer I got caught up in writing and the work that accompanies writing. Writing is more than just sitting on a window seat waiting for inspiration to strike. 🙂 There’s a whole side business side to writing add to that the actual writing time, the time needed to spend outside gardening and everything else that needs to get done, there’s precious little time left for anything else. I’m hoping now that we’ve entered into fall and I’m back on a routine I’ll be able to continue our Coffee & Chats on a weekly basis. I have a full cup of coffee so lets get chatting.

A perfect fall weekend outing includes a few things:

A cool, sunny day. A day when I need to add a layer to ward off the chill but still need sunglasses because the sun is bright. I look forward to those beautiful days of fall. I love pulling on a flannel shirt or vest. I enjoy a day in the mid-60s where I can walk and walk and walk and not be weighed down by humidity.

There’s no timeline. We can take our time, not be rushed. We have the flexibility to veer off course, take a road we didn’t plan on and see where it leads. Don’t you just love when you come across a shop or a restaurant or a farm stand you weren’t expecting to find? Traveling without having to be somewhere by a certain time is freedom.

Being disconnected. Ditching electronic devices for anything other than taking photographs allows me to be in the moment. No emails. No texts. No calls. Whether it’s antiquing or hiking, being present right there and then is why I left the house, to experience something different.

Good company and good food. Both are essential for any outing. After all, who wants to go somewhere with someone who’s a grump and eat bad food?

Full tank of gas and a GPS. ‘Nuff said. 🙂

Weekend outings are fun, even if it’s just a trip to a local farm to find the perfect pumpkin. Getting out and enjoying the fall season in all it’ splendor is truly a gift. Nature puts on an amazing show for us to see so we shouldn’t be stuck inside and let it pass us by. Autumn is more than pumpkin spice everything.

I’m going to finish my coffee now. Please feel free to share what you need for a perfect fall weekend out.

Have a great day!
Debra

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