I have to confess. I am really glad that October is over. Normally, I love taking weekend trips to break up the monotony of traveling between school and home, but this year has been out of control. I was traveling for 3 straight weekends in October, which was exhausting, and I’m quite glad that I don’t have anything planned for November except for a trip home for Thanksgiving. Thankfully, trips home are usually good for relaxing and recharging, so I’m looking forward to that. On a positive note, I did have a chance to see fall colors all over the country, which was beautiful.
I spent the beginning of October digging myself out from under a pile of work that had accumulated during my trip to Washington DC at the end of September. I had a couple of weeks to relax and get caught up.
The second weekend of October, I went to a friend’s wedding in downtown Chicago. The day after the wedding, they hosted a brunch at the top of the Hancock Tower, and I spent a lot of time marveling at the wonderful views.
During the week, I took some time to go photograph the fall colors around campus. All of the leaves are gone now, and I miss the chorus of reds, golds, and oranges that I used to enjoy every morning on my way to work.
I went back to Colorado the weekend after the wedding to spend a few days with my family. It was a nice, relaxing trip, filled with lots of eating and sleeping.
The last weekend, I went to New Jersey and Philadelphia for a wedding and some sightseeing. It was my first trip to Philadelphia, and I only had time to visit some of the important historical sites in the city, such as Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed.
November will be a month of work, with a trip home at the end of the month for Thanksgiving.
Where did you go in October?