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Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Carolina Autumn

Posted September 17, 2007 8:52 a.m. EDT
Updated September 17, 2007 8:55 a.m. EDT

Awful August is over. September has lost its sizzle. Autumn is on the horizon. I watched the sun come up this weekend at my cabin off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Alleghany County. With a chilly breeze and a hot mug of coffee in my hands life sure felt sweet. I absolutely love this time of the year.

A brisk hike at Stone Mountain State Park was another weekend highlight. It was also great seeing my son at Appalachian State University in Boone. Will is adjusting well, loving school, making new friends and enjoying his freshman freedom. I just wish we could have stayed and watched the football game Saturday afternoon but Cindy and I had a dinner party near Roaring Gap that night. Fall football at Kidd Brewer Stadium is one of my favorite fall destinations. It ranks right up there with an October gridiron battle at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill.

Enough about me. What are your favorite things about fall in North Carolina?  I'd love to hear from you.

By the way, tomorrow we'll announce the winner of the Essential Carolina contest.