This year we enjoyed many crisp, cool, dry Autumn days. Today as I walked through the leaves hearing them crunch, I was reminded of my childhood in the Midwest. Leaves of all colors were like a blanket over the entire town. We did art projects every year with leaves. People used to burn the leaves and I can remember the scent. Because it is typically so damp in the Seattle Area, we don't often get these colorful dry days. I just had to go out on a road trip to take in the sights of the changing season. I headed up Hwy 2 to Index. It was a perfect day!