I just love Octobers. Operation leaf drop is well under way. The air is crisp. Apple cider is everywhere. And boots are back in!

Now that we have a little one to keep entertained, we are more aware than ever of the need to soak in the sun and (relatively) warm weather as long as we can.

So last weekend we drove out to Parke County to the Covered Bridge Festival. We walked around and browsed local artisan goods, listened to music on the courthouse lawn, and ate barbecue and corn on the cob. Then we headed for the backroads in search of covered bridges. We wound our way through a maze of narrow gravel roads and ended up passing through three of the bridges before heading back home. Sadly, Marshall fell asleep right before we arrived at the very best bridge.

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This weekend we hoped to visit a pumpkin patch, but between rain and other commitments, it just didn’t happen. Instead, we picked out some pumpkins at a local church down the street that was selling them for a youth fundraiser. Marshall had a blast weaving between them trying to find the perfect ones for he and Lewy.

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