The real reason we went: the possibility of seeing a barge go through the lock and dam. Fisher calls it the garbage barge, after reading the book with the exact same title.
Alas, we did not see the barge, but it was fun just the same. Fisher told me so.
And anytime you switch up your routine, do something different, it really does wonders.
We also spied some gorgeous fall colors.
Our own street looks lovely this time of year, just subtle yellows and leaves in the gutters and the amazing blue sky we had yesterday.
Another simple thing that made our day: the kids in absolute love with each other.
Alla misses him when she's at school, and vice versa, so they are sometimes stuck to each other like glue in the afternoons.