We drove through the color infused Minnesota River valley and bluffs of southeastern Minnesota.
We walked on a squash-laden porch.
Mother, daughter and granddaughter worked side by side making the most cherished American dessert -- apple pie. Lunch was made of America's most feel-good dish -- chicken noodle soup.
We walked through the woods finding the treasures of three-year-olds and seeing where the paths would lead.
We experienced fall in our great state of Minnesota; most of which was on 7 acres I called home for 16 years. Lilyana considers it her home away from home. She knows how to have fun ... swinging, climbing trees, tireswinging, crawling across wood piles, walking through the woods, gathering sticks and running, running, running.
We had a beautiful mini-vacation; we came home with a mountain of apple and squash goodness and will be back soon to experience it again and be of service.