The crisp mornings and warm afternoons are so welcome after such a hot summer, and the rains and snow of last week have finally put out the fires and settled the smoke in our valley. My favorite thing to do this time of the year is to drive up to where there are elk bugling and listen to their eerie calls and watch them on the meadows before they drift up the hills to the safety of the trees. We have driven out three times to watch them and twice have taken our children and grandchildren. I have to say that their idea of a fun morning is not to get up at 5:45 and drive a chilly fifteen miles to the mountains, sitting with the windows open and the heater off so that you can hear the elk more clearly! Our enthusiasm is contagious, but only such that they want to stay away so that they don't catch it! They may not be morning people.
If you are taking a drive up the Canyon to see the beautiful fall colors, stop by the Coffee Pot and pick up a Pumpkin Spice Latte or some Caramel Apple Cider. We will be open at 5:45 A.M., but you don't have to get up quite that early if you aren't a morning person!