Don't get us wrong. We love the fall - the crispness in the air, colourful leaves, pumpkin flavoured everything (except lattes). But today as we walked around Shadybrook, we both commented that there was a sadness in the air.
Families were packing up their sites and hauling their boats away; the leaves are valiantly trying to hold on to their chlorophyll and there is that faint smell of autumn in the air.
We only spent the day out at Shadybrook, cool, wet weather this weekend kept us at home watching Netflix. Walking around the site today it was evident, it's definitely the end of summer. But change is good.
Tuesday after the September long weekend is like a new year. Everyone is back to work (and school), routines get back to normal and life is in full swing again. There's something really exciting about September.
We plan to spend a couple more weekends at Shadybrook before the end of the month. We'll just pack warmer clothes. Campfires and hot chocolate in the crisp autumn air sound perfect.
By the way, if you haven't seen "The Fundamentals of Caring", check it out. It will make you want to go on a road trip and pick up a hitchhiker. Or two.
Mellissa & James live in Edmonton, Alberta and enjoy exploring. Currently our Airstream is parked at a seasonal site about an hour from our home.