Kenai is getting pretty pumped as well. The cooler weather makes him more hyper than per his norm. I'm excited for us both this winter. I plan on purchasing telemark skis [finally]. This will allow for some sweet backcountry adventures that will be much more up Kenai's alley. Backcountry snow adventures, coupled with his remote zap collar will be superb. For anyone with a rambunctious dog who doesn't have a remote shock collar I highly recommend them!
|Puh-leaaasee take me out?!|
We ventured out yesterday though to go to the Buckwheat Festival - a festival devoted to the joys of buckwheat pancakes. I'd never had a buckwheat cake before. The thought of fermented batter struck an uneasy chord with me. But I ventured out and had a couple bites yesterday. Not as awful as I'd feared it would be, but not incredible either.
Today begins the Forest Festival in my home town. One of the largest festivals in the state - we LOVE our festivals, don't hate. Autumn is probably my absolute favorite part of the year, despite the fact that it means dreary winter is on its way. I love, love, love the Forest Festival. All the fun food and vendors and crafts that celebrate the beauty of autumn and WV jam-packed into one glorious week. Love! I hate the touron crowds anymore, but the food, om nom nom. So many amazing smells! The trees are going to be at near peak this year - for the first time in several years. This unseasonally cold September has contributed some phenomenal early colors.
Higher elevations are said to be at peak this week, but I'm hoping there will be some remaining beauty next weekend as I finally plan to hike the Dolly Sods Wilderness for my fall color fix. We shall see. This day last year I was hiking up there. Did a grand 8 miles - Kenai did 16 with all his doubling-back, he slept for almost 24 hours straight!
I leave you with these little autumn beauties, snapped last weekend. Happy autumn to you and yours.