Ian and I spent the month of September saying goodbye to summer. Our weekends were filled with beach days, boat rides, and attending local events. We tried to soak in as much warm weather as we could before the changing leaves brought a chill to the air. Here are some of our highlights!
The Badgers traveled up to Lambeau to face off LSU early in the month. With the streets flooded with fans decked out in red, we felt like we were back in Madison for the day! It was nostalgic to dust off our college gear and tailgate with friends. My brother was even in town, so the day was extra special!
Over Labor Day Weekend we drove up to Door County and enjoyed one last beach day. It was bittersweet to sit on the sand, watching the sun set, and knowing we were close to closing the chapter on another season.
We couldn’t leave Door County without hiking to the shoreline filled with balancing stones. There is something magical about this hidden beach and it pulls us back every time we are in the area. After taking a few moments to soak in the view, we wandered around searching for the perfect stones to construct our own creations.
While searching for events in our area I came across a campus preview day that listed boat rides and horse-drawn carriage tours. That was enough to entice me! We spent the afternoon strolling around the courtyards, eating lunch from the food trucks and listening to live music.
Towards the middle of the month Ian and I packed up the car and drove down to Madison for my friends wedding shower. It was lovely to see many of my high school friends and reminisce when we lived close together! My sister and I even snuck in some quality time and I left with a full-heart and sore cheeks from laughing.
While the Pokémon Go craze is slowly dying down, every once in awhile Ian asks to walk downtown to take advantage of lures. Luckily, the walk weaves along a riverside path that ends at the love-lock bridge. With beautiful views like this there is not much to complain about!
Our month ended with an event I had been anxiously awaiting – the Alpaca Open House!! Yes, that is right! Ian and I were able to spend a day at an alpaca farm feeding the animals, cooing over the babies, and listening to music. While browsing the gift shop I found these giant fluffy alpaca slippers and fell in love! Sadly, they were $85 so I had to leave without them, but we had a great time learning more about these cute animals.
For a closer look at our month watch the video below! Enjoy!