One of my favorite things to do in the fall is to take a foliage tour. That's just as simple as getting in the car, filling up with gas and heading out on a quest to find pretty colored fall leaves. Lynn said when he and I first married and I said I wanted to go look at the leaves he started wondering what in the world he'd gotten himself into. He couldn't imagine taking a trip just to look at leaves! But after 9 autumns and 9 fall foliage tours, he says he's anxious as I am to view God's paintbrush.
Last year we ventured up to Petit Jean Mountain. It was raining that day, a Sunday afternoon, but it was still pretty up there. We looked at all the leaves, toured the camping areas, and ended up at the lodge for dinner. The food was marginal, but the view was spectacular!
One year when Benjie and Jonah were little-it was raining then, too-we ended up in Eureka Springs. It must have been after daylight savings time ended, because when we got to Eureka, it was dark! Rather than drive home 3 hours in the dark and rain, we spent the night! It was so fun to do something so spontaneous!
The leaves are just beginning to change here. I don't know how practical an afternoon of aimlessly driving around is with gas approaching $3.00 per gallon, but I do know that it's cheap therapy! Seeing the gorgeous fall colors and sites makes you feel good, even if it is costing you an arm and a leg!