It was a beautiful Friday 10/11/19 when Sue and I headed out for a Fall foliage excursion.
Backyard Fall colors have really matured just in the last several days.
Our primary purpose was to get Sue's Aunt Carol out for a nice ride. Of course, we couldn't go to Carol's if we didn't have Beau with us! It was a beautiful drive up the east side of Lake Winnipesaukee through Wolfeboro, and then across Route 25 to 16 into Ossipee.
As soon as we got to Carol's, she broke out the doggie treats. By the time we got into the car to take our ride, I think Beau was stuffed! We went north on Route 16, turning off onto Route 41, and then taking the back roads around Ossipee Lake into Freedom, NH. Everywhere we drove the views were just stunning.
On the way to Freedom, NH.
After winding through Freedom, Sue asked Carol if she remembered the way to the Thurston cemetery. Carol doesn't forget a thing, and took us winding through the back roads, some gravel, to the site where some of her distant relatives were buried.
Thurston and Burnham cemetery
Because of her health, Carol had to stay in the car with Beau as Sue went up the hill to take some pictures.
Amazing still were all the houses around the area that she'd point to and tell us what relative had lived there, even her great grandfather.
From the Freedom area, we drove over to the cemetery where we had buried Sue's mother not so long ago, along with others from that side of the family.
Before running Carol back home, we stopped by Sue's brother Alan's house so Carol could tell him how sad she was that Joann had passed away.
Alan leaning on the side of the car talking with Carol.
After running Carol home, and making sure she was okay, we came back to Alan's. Sue had made up a memorial wreath for Alan to hang on his door — a nice Southern tradition he had heard about.
Alan hanging the simple memorial wreath Sue had made onto his door.
We left Alan's around 3:00 pm so that we could enjoy the Fall colors on the ride back before dusk settled in.
Fall colors everywhere!