But then fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you.
~Stephen King~ Salem’s Lot
Natasha and I are celebrating this old friend called autumn with our bicycles and a road trip. We leave Sunday, return on Tuesday. The Sparta to Elroy Trail beckons us to ride its 32.5 mile trail, pass through its three rock tunnels, discover the five communities it supports, and perhaps come across a few colored leaves. This was the first rail to trail project in America and we have chosen this place for our autumnal adventure.
I will be back in a few days to settle into the computer chair and share stories and photos of the places we have been, the things we have done, and the memories created.
PS: I would not have called summer treacherous, but whatever Mr. King.