One of the highlights of this summer/fall was having my Dad on sabbatical. If you know my pops, he is one of the hardest workers out there and never gets a break. So, seeing him have some extra rest and relaxation for the past three months has been fun. Some new encounters in the Foster household throughout the sabbatical: Dad casually eating breakfast on a weekday morning with the fam, Dad being at home from the hours of 8-5 on a weekday, Dad sleeping in, Dad answering the phone at the house on a weekday, etc. It's been great. And we love it. Lucky for me I never have class on Fridays, and was able to find a morning when we could both go on a beauuutiful hike just in time for the turn of the season. We woke up early and made it to the trail head via Big Cottonwood Canyon at about 8:30 yesterday. A perfect day hike with the person who taught me to explore and fall in love with the great outdoors.
|On our way up. Perfect (perfect) weather.|
|Brilliant reds, oranges, and yellows.|
|After we made it to the lake, Dad set up the spotting scope so we could spy on some goats!|
|With my #1 man.|
|Heading out. Gorg.|