Yes, even the "natives" and "adoptees" become leaf peepers at this time of year. After days and days of drizzle, we finally had a break in the clouds yesterday afternoon. So we hopped in the car and spent a little time on the road. As you can see, fall foliage has already peaked, but it's pretty anyway. Today it's raining again, so I'm glad we got out when we did!
When we owned the B&B, we rarely had time to do any leaf peeping because we were so busy taking care of guests. This weekend in particular, Norwich University's Parents' Weekend, was really busy. But for about a month, every room was full every night, and there were times when each room turned over every night. Sometimes we were lucky enough to get a breather and go out for lunch. Other times we just kept our noses to the grindstone until mid-October when there was a slight let up.
We did have some very nice guests who came for fall foliage, though. We'll never forget the couple from Tasmania, the California magician and his wife (was she transgendered?), and several sets of NU parents who came year after year. But it is nice to be "civilians," especially at this lovely time of year.