Monday, October 14, 2013

Autumn Drive

The weather was so lovely a few weeks ago that we decided we just had to take an autumn drive.   We did the loop through Swan Valley, up by Palisade Dam, around Alpine Canyon, through Jackson, and back to Rexburg.

 When we first started to see the changing leaves we were so excited we had to stop and take pictures every time. These pictures don't really do the true beauty of the scene any justice, but you can get the idea.

              Now we're seeing some real color. Look at all the reds, greens, and golds back there!
                This one was still early on in the trip. You can see the color coming up in the background.

 We were driving along when we all of a sudden we came around a corner and look what we saw! This was right across from the Palisades Dam. We decided this destination has got to be an annual tradition!
                               A little further on and the colors became very gold. So pretty!
                                                                            More gold.

                                                                     It's autumn time!
 We stopped along the Alpine River and hiked down to Lunch Counter. As we were walking along the path we saw this gorgeous tree in all it's blazing red glory just waiting for us!
                                       And here it is! Like I said, the pictures don't do it justice.
 Greg in front of Lunch Counter. The weather was so perfect on this day. It was sunny and cool, just perfect sweatshirt weather. Down here by the water it felt misty and clouds started coming in, but that made it even more fall like. While we were down here we reminisced about all the happy memories we have of taking people down this river. Good times!

                                                     Down by the water. So pretty!
                                     From here we drove over to Jackson for a yummy lunch. What a great day!
                                    No wonder Autumn is my favorite season of the year.

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