Friday, October 02, 2009

Road Trippin'

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Let see... no home game this Saturday and the awesome not-hot-not-humid fall weather has arrived. Days are comfortable and nights are brisk. The evening air smells of fireplaces. Our leaves haven't turned, but they're thinking about it. October is the unofficial start of bourbon season (or single malt scotch season if you are PDM), plus Oktoberfest means lots of tasty beers to sample - it seems like every small brewery is making a seasonal brew. And as Dave and Jim both pointed out, it is a great time to make hearty soups.

How to celebrate all this autumn goodness? Road trip! We're headed south to roam around Roosevelt State Park and Callaway Gardens, and we'll be ditching work on Monday to make a long weekend out of it. Ahhhhh.

15 comments:

LL said...

Slacker...

dr sardonicus said...

No trip to Starkville? That's Mississippi for you; the place sounds like they should have built a prison there instead of a major state university. Although Mississippians may have been feeling guilty for swiping Oxford from the British; also, Parchman Farm is fairly famous in its own right as the subject of some cool blues songs.

The Jackets will have to grind it out against a tough MSU defense. Y'all should be 4-1 after Saturday, but if the Bulldogs play like they did against LSU, you'd better be careful.

More cowbell!

fermicat said...

LL - absolutely!

dr s - We're still thinking about going to the Vandy game on 10/31, but we nixed the idea of going to Starkvegas. Other than our first game, this year's schedule has been brutal. Next three will be tough.

Dave said...

I've always had mixed feelings about the Gardens inspired by my former firm's "spring retreats" which were always held there, where we had to "bond" with each other.

Really, can twenty lawyers bond? I think not.

Enjoy the gardens and butterflies and wave at the golf courses for me.

Dr Jenn said...

If you come up for the Vandy Game we will nix trick or treating and meet you there. We are taking the kids to Vandy on the 17th for the Dawgs game (How lulu acts will decide if she goes to the other!) let me know so I can get some tickets!

Have a great 3 days off. Put a better pic of little man up on the blgo.

fermicat said...

Dave - will wave at the golf course from the bike trails! The twenty lawyers bonding thing made me laugh. Good times.

Dr Jenn - Going to Vandy may not work out because I am flying to Chicago the next day to attend a meeting.

Dianne said...

have a great trip!!

I want that cat as my driver

fermicat said...

Dianne - but how does a cat reach teh pedals?

We went shopping on the way home from the pub tonight. PDM has a bottle of single malt and I have a bottle of bourbon. October is here!

Jeni said...

As I began to scroll down your post today and that picture came into view, I have to admit it will have done set the tone for my attitude for at least the rest of today. I cackled loud and long at that pic. Priceless, absolutely priceless. Can't wait for my daughter Mandy to get home and I can show that to her too. Just such a hoot.
Also -the comment by Dave of 20 lawyers bonding got me giggling a bit more on top of the cat pic. So all in all, it makes for a big brightener in my life today and for that, I do thank you!

BC said...

Enjoy the trip. Take pictures. Im headed to the camp tomorrow for one last day. Mom leaves for Florida on the 7th and its all getting closed up for the winter. Every year on this day we all take a trip up Windham Mountain for the colors and the view.

Dave said...

Congratulations on the Tech win and Georgia loss.

fermicat said...

Jeni - don't know which is funnier. The LOLcat or Dave's twenty lawyers bonding comment.

BC - yes, took lots of pictures. Will post something soon.

Dave - yes, we enjoyed the results of Saturday's games, especially those two.

Dr Jenn said...

well that is good, we will use that money on something else!

Beth said...

I didn't check the date so am not sure if you're going away this weekend or went away last weekend. I hope it is/was fun. =/

Loved the picture!

fermicat said...

Beth!! Yes, it was last weekend and we had a good time.