Saturday, we, including the children, ate dinner out at a restaurant. This seems to be our weekly habit. Dinner out on Saturday evening to give mom a break. I've come to the conclusion that I don't particularly enjoy cooking, baking, what have you. I'll do it, for several different reasons, but it's not an activity I look forward to. It's a chore with benefits so I do it without complaint. So anyway, it became really freaking cold on Saturday after the rain cleared. It was windy and brisk and I saw on FB that it had snowed in the mountains in NY. All of a sudden, I wanted to pack up and drive off, with Rich and the children of course, to someplace different. You would expect me to be dreaming of warmer climates but I was actually thinking of upstate NY. It would be really difficult for me to explain why that was my location of choice as it all goes back to when I roamed freely but there's something in me that thrives on movement and I usually think of upstate NY when I think of driving somewhere in the fall.
I've learned a lot about myself these last few years. I feel that all started when I took a personality test. I haven't changed but I've come to understand why I am who I am, what makes me happy and satisfied. I don't do well with routine, mundane tasks, which is why I prefer to be on the go. This has also impacted my day-to-day now that I'm home but I'll talk about that in a different post. So, because travel and movement now aren't possible due to school and the fact that Rich has a desk job, we've made a point of getting out and exploring on the weekends. We recently visited Purgatory Chasm, which is located in Sutton, MA (between Worcester and RI.) The girls absolutely loved it!
Info to know: This is a state park so there are indoor bathrooms, a playground and plenty of picnic tables. The trail through the chasm is a half mile long and the warning sign is not there just to scare you. If you are not in good shape, do not attempt it. There are other trails around the chasm that do not include climbing over boulders.
I don't know about you but I'm slightly in denial that Halloween is less than a week away. How is it almost November?? We've been soaking up fall as much as possible knowing that winter will soon be here. The trees out front were stunning while the leaves lasted.
I'll be dreaming of the tropics soon enough.