I apologize for the lag in postings. Work has been very busy. Even though I've been complaining about all the work I have to do, in some ways it's invigorating to be so busy.
So, what else have I been up to? Well, 2 weeks (or was it 3) ago, I went on 2 Walking Tour DC tours and went to the Barracks Row Octoberfest Festival.
(That's a building at Navy Yard, the view from the deck of the Conservation Corps, and the Octoberfest entertainment--check out the liederhosen!).
I also got some lovely sunflowers recently (Trying to live up to the Apartment Cure edict to buy flowers...it's true, it totally changes your perspective!).
This past weekend, Erin and I ventured up to Central PA--to our alma mater and to Carlisle's "Octubafest" art/crafts fair. Loads of fun. It's really hard to believe that we're approaching our TENTH reunion next year!
We felt like we spent a LONG time in Carlisle, but it was only a few hours. When we felt like we'd covered the entire town, we set on our merry way. Between Carlisle and Gettysburg, in Adams County, we did one of my favorite Fall activities: went to a fruit stand for Apples! Yay! I got a HUGE bag of my favorites: Jonagold, Honey Crisp..and a few new ones. Something like "banana somethings" (spotted like bananas) and another one I don't remember. I got 11 lbs (approximately) for $6.
Aside from apples, I got some other lovely things. A soy candle in "Autumn Harvest" scent, a pillow at a boutique in Gettysburg that is hand loomed in a Pennsylvania town, intricate paper cutouts, and--my favorite--a piece of molding from a Carlisle building, sold for the benefit of a historical preservation group.
Well, I hope you enjoyed my little foray into fall!
This weekend, I'm off to pick up my car. So, those who had bets on whether or not I'd keep my car (that's you, J & Rob! :), I'm keeping it for now!