After a break I decided to head out to see how fall was looking in a few places along the gorge. First park I went to was closed due to the government shutdown but I decided to walk in and hit the trails. About a mile in out of nowhere a HUGE dog ran up and attacked me. Thankfully I only ended up shedding a few tears, a hole in my sweater and a scratch on my arm and sweat on my brow. I guess the world was paying me back for breaking the rules? Or it was again, just my luck. At least I didn't fall.
By the end of the day I ended up in Washington where the colors were playing peak a boo in the forest. I have a ten day vacation coming up soon and hoping to see some more color by then. In the words of Sally Field, "I just wanna hit something! I wanna hit it hard!" I'll see where the wind takes me, or my car. =)