fall

welcome to new york by Kayci Detweiler

Yes, I am titling this post after a Taylor Swift song. Deal with it. :) 

I could also title it, New York: a photo essay, because that's what most of it will be. But oh, what a time we had. There isn't anywhere like NYC, and I couldn't help but love it!  

A few of the things we accomplished with our time include: visits with friends, a walk in Central Park, the Today Show {including shaking Al Roker's hand}, a visit to Mood {project runway fans?}, a walk on the High Line, the Chelsea Market, the Doughnut Plant, a taping of Late Night with Seth Myers {!!!!}, and a free Pitbull concert. 

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Whew. What a day. We walked around 29,000 steps in one day and didn't see near everything but it was WORTH IT.

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I'll be back, New York!

retreats in pennsylvania by Kayci Detweiler

Fall is officially a part of our lives now...not just a fleeting moment but a lifestyle. Filled with fires and mums and falling leaves. Pennsylvania was a great time for us to just "get away" from some of the hustle and bustle that we're used to as of late.  

Activities included tearoom visits, witnessing the mum mountain at Ott's, shopping in New Hope, and Peddlers Village. And of course priceless visits with friends! 

In PA, we take our coffee in teacups. 

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We even crossed the bridge into New Jersey for an hour or so! 

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Pretty sure I spent the whole weekend like this...love the wood stove! 

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Magic. A great intro to the northeast! 

frolicking in the fall by Kayci Detweiler

I have a confession to make: I am weary.

After a couple months of traveling, I suppose this is to be expected, but I didn't want to admit it! Whew. I am, as a result, going to be a bit lazy on the blogging this time. 

I will tell you that we've had a wonderful, FULL, week of beautiful weather and leaves in the south. First in Asheville, NC, and then in Blacksburg and Harrisonburg, VA. I do love Virginia in the fall. It's quite magical. 

In Asheville we had the pleasure of staying with wonderful hosts who spoiled us rotten, walked around their Crafters Fair {which is not as good as Shipshewana's :)}, explored downtown shops, tried Carolina BBQ, and enjoyed the beauty of the mountains. It was a glorious day. 

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Blacksburg is home to lovely friends and their many pets. We made friends with puppies and kittens alike {mostly.} We went on a 8 mile hike on the Appalachian Trail and ate family style Southern cookin'. A good time was had by all. 

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In Harrisonburg we encountered a slight problem with the lights on our dashboard {the speedometer, etc are all digital}...mainly that they weren't lighting up! After taking it to a dealer we discovered good news: that it was under extended warranty... and bad news: that we had to give up the car for several days. 

But never fear, the Burg is the best place this could have happened to us. We had a place to stay, friends to visit, food to eat, and fall weather to enjoy. Not bad, for car trouble. 

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We're on our last leg now and back on the road again today! Definitely do-able. Finish strong!