Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fall, Foliage, Football and Family!

For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together.  For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad.  ~Edwin Way Teale

We had another home game at VT against Miami, and BOY was it a game!! We finally won, but not without a lot of excitement, it was one of the best games we have seen....down to the last few seconds and last few inches!! It is absolutely true what they say about football being a game of inches!!  The crowd was really into this one, it was nearly deafening...but so much fun!!

After only a week, we could see a difference in the trees on the drill field.  The temperature was in the low 70s which is perfect football and tailgate weather!  We had breakfast among the trees of blueberry or strawberry pancakes and sausage.  For lunch we had grilled salmon caesar salad!!  What a great day we had!!
Multiple colors in this tree

Of Course, the vet student enjoyed the weather....studying!!

The Highty Tighties continued their practice
Brad couldn't resist the leaves!!

Jess had to grab some leaves....and rays!!
Grilled Salmon Caesar Salad...Hokie Style!!

This was a coast guard helicopter that did the flyover of the stadium....he was a Hokie!!
Since we had a 3 day weekend, we headed on over to Winston-Salem to visit with Hubby's daughter Stacey and her husband Steve.  You can see some trees changing along the drive!  The scenery was beautiful along the rolling hills!

Pilot Mountain, near Winston.  It was called 'Mount Pilot' in the Andy Griffith Show!!

Stacey and Steve had made arrangements for us to go to a play put on in Salsbury, by the community theater that they are members of.  We got to see Dream Girls!!  They did a tremendous job, and they are all volunteers...they do it for the community and seem to have so much fun doing it!  We got to tour the whole theater, backstage and see how it is put together!!  Of course we had GREAT seats, we felt very special!! When it was over, the actors all came out into the audience and visited with everyone! What a blast we had!!

After the play, we went back to Steve and Stacey's and Steve cooked us a great dinner and they showed us pics of their recent trip to Rome and Venice and talked about the trip and what they saw...we just had a great time!! We don't take the time to visit with them nearly enough...we will have to do better, it seems that everyday life just keeps us too busy!!

When we got to our hotel in Winston-Salem, this bus was parked outside!! I was afraid that we were going to have some excitement that night, but all was quiet!! I never knew they had their own RV!!

Hubby's mom likes to decorate the outside of her house with seasonal wreaths and flowers, I went and got fall flowers and leaves to take to her next weekend.  Here is a wreath I picked up for her, I like it so much I might have to get one for me!! Just make a bow and Voila....Fall is here!!  

We go back to VT to play Boston College for Homecoming on the 22nd...I should be able to show a lot more fall foliage then!!  I love the fall!!




  1. You have been busy! Looks like fun:D Love all the pics, and the scenery is beautiful!

  2. That drive thru the mountains looked wonderful! Loved seeing "Mt. Pilot!"

  3. Gorgeous! I just returned from seeing my first fall foliage ever in the Poconos.