Just before the weather turns really cold, just before the leaves really begin to fall, while it still gets toasty warm during the day, it's the perfect time to go camping.
My favorite parts of the weekend had to be the campfires,
the way the sun streamed through the trees looking all smoky-hazy like,
watching the kids find fossils on the beach (zillion-year old shark teeth, so crazy)
the sun shining just right on the water,
fluffy beach grass making me think it's still summer,
and endless blue sky.