I finally have all the paperwork together to take to my accountant next Tuesday morning, so with any luck after I drop off the papers I'll be able to head up into the mountains for a minivacation.
I'm looking forward to visiting Cripple Creek again. I think the last time I was there was maybe six or eight years ago when I had to report for jury duty. Even though Cripple Creek is not the largest town in the county and is kind of up in the mountains in the middle of nowhere, it's been the county seat since the 1890s and refuses to relinquish that title, so jury trials are held in the Cripple Creek courthouse.
Having to report for jury duty, which happened about once a year, was never something I looked forward to. In the Summer Cripple Creek was packed with tourists, was difficult to get around and no place to park. In the winter the narrow two-lane roads were snow packed and had some fairly awe-inspiring drop-offs which the county never found reason to put guardrails on. So no matter when I had to go other than early Fall, or late Spring it was never any fun. So by the time everyone was released to go home the last thing I wanted to do was walk around Cripple Creek taking pictures, so I'm really looking forward to playing tourist on my minivacation.
I noticed a lot more trees with yellow leaves on them in the neighborhood that seemingly occurred overnight, the weather's gotten noticeably cooler, so it looks like my favorite time of year, Fall, is already in its beginning stages.