The forecast was for another beautiful fall day on Friday.  Warm, sunny, breezy and highs in the upper 60’s . Mike planned to take the day off to study for his outdoor emergency training refresher/CPR class.  He thought I should take the day off as well.  It didn’t take a lot of convincing. The morning started off very promising.  Another beautiful sunrise.  While Mike got Sophia to the bus stop, I made a quick trip over to Hawk Ridge to watch the morning come to life.

Hawk Ridge 6:52 a.m.
Hawk Ridge 6:58 a.m.
Hawk Ridge 7:00 a.m.
Hawk Ridge 7:01 a.m.
Hawk Ridge 7:02 a.m.

I wasn’t the only one who drove to the overlook to watch the sun come up over Lake Superior.  An older gentleman pulled up right before me and took a few photos with his point-and-shoot camera.  We exchanged a few remarks about the beautiful sunrise and he left a short time later.  Next, a motorcycle pulled up.  The guy lit a cigarette and watched the sunrise.  Once he was done, he also departed.  Then a minivan with a Mom and her kids drove up.  They got out, took a few photos with their point-and-shoot camera and also left shortly thereafter.  Luckily I didn’t have to rush off and was able to enjoy several minutes of the colorful skies.

Mike continued  studying for most of the morning.  I did some outdoor work – cleaning up my container garden, picking grapes and sweeping the decks.  We decided that Mike needed a break and Daphne needed some exercise, so we drove over to Hartley Park to take a hike in the woods and view the fall colors.

Hartley Pond 1:04 p.m.
Hartley Park 1:14 p.m.
Hartley Park (Daphne & Me) 1:18 p.m.
Hartley Park (Mike & Daphne) 1:20 p.m.
Hartley Park 1:22 p.m.
Hartley Park 1:25 p.m.
Hartley Park 1:26 p.m.
Back At The Pond 1:36 p.m.
Hartley Pond 1:41 p.m.

It was time to head home, have lunch and get ready for the rest of our day.  Flu shots for Mike and the kids (I already had mine), Bulldog pizza for dinner and tickets to the UMD Bulldog Hockey Game.

p.s. The Bulldogs won and Sebastian was the lucky winner of a pizza delivered to his seat.  I’m not sure who was happier, Sebastian or his middle school buddies that were also at the game.  They devoured it in a matter of minutes.

Happy Fan

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