I am back in Minnesota! My lovely mother flew up to assist with the drive home. It was a very fun trip despite some very long driving days! I am absolutely in love with the Fall colors across North America, right now. I had the realization that I haven’t been in this part of the world during Autumn in two long years. I didn’t realize how much I missed it. Not pictured below, but very deserving of a shout out: my last night in Red Deer a bunch of the derby girls, some friends, my mom and I went an awesome Boots and the Hoots show. It was an excellent last hurrah. Goodbye, dear Canada! You treated me well. (But we’re not done with each other yet; more data processing to come!)
Last shot of the homestead. The garlic is all harvested, the tomatoes torn out, and the leaves changing color.
Look who’s in Red Deer! Hi, Mom!
Looking fly at the Gaetz Lake Sanctuary
3 Mile Bend dog park with friends!
These pups might even be enjoying the Fall more than I am!
Someone is getting over her fear of water!
At this random stop in Southern Alberta, we found this destination farm that had it’s own little village market!
Custer National Forest
We love it here
While there are many things to enjoy about hiking, I love reaching those secret beautiful places that you could only ever reach on foot with a little extra effort
Jupiter is now officially a mountain dog
Painted Canyon at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota
This whole trip was really just a series of photo ops with Jupiter across Canada and the US 😛
Bald Eagle at the family lake place in Minnesota
I purchased a mushroom field guide, and promptly forgot to take photos of anything other than mushrooms