Friday, 07 September 2012
Last year Corey and I went to Oktoberfest in Carbondale, CO. It's a tiny little mountain town near Aspen but lacks that ski bunny tourist feel. We had a fantastic time - more fun than two old fogies like us should admit to!
I love fall. I love the cool weather, the first time we use the fireplace, the leaves on the lawn that I don't have to rake up. I love football, beer and brats. I love to use the oven and dig seeds out of pumpkins. I love Halloween, scary movies, costume parties. There is really no better time of year, in my opinion. Oh, and I love Oktoberfest. Did I mention that yet?
We just booked our next trip to the lovely little town for this year's celebration! Here are some images of the town and our trip last year:
Here is a better picture of Carbondale I found online:
My lovely husband is not as fond of the season as I am, but he doesn't care for scary movies and he hates football ( I know, I know, I am still working on him) but he loves Oktoberfest as much as I do. There's something about mountain people that make me feel at home - as if there is no need for pretension. Nobody we have ever met or visited with in that area has tried to impress us with their career or money, their moral superiority, or their exotic lifestyle. The people we meet when we go there are down to earth, friendly and open minded. I am pretty sure I belong somewhere up there. I am going to have to finally give up smoking forever first though, or I will never be able to run or hike! Anyone who says altitude doesn't make a huge difference has obviously never tried to hike from 7 to 12 thousand feet. It won't matter too much this trip though, we may get a day hike in but aren't there to backpack.
I hope you all have something you are excited about with the new season blowing in. I am going to break out my fall decorations, make an apple crisp, and watch football all day. I hope your weekend is every bit as lovely.