We are a little late getting going, mostly because I hadn’t even begun packing in advance. (It was a busy week.) I’m ok with that as we start off, but get increasingly frustrated as the hours roll by. It is a beautiful day and I don’t want to spend it sitting in a car!
At last we arrive at my aunt and uncle’s place outside Grand Rapids.
I’ve always loved coming here – both because they are great people and because they live in a wonderful spot. After a number of years of making pretty regular visits, now it has been a few years since we were last here. That is too long.
There is still time for a walk in the woods, and so we are off, hiking under a glittering canopy of red, gold, and green, then turning to follow the field back to the house.