Mentone And Scarecrows And Barkitecture

Last week we took the boys to Mentone to look at the beautiful leaves that are starting to turn and fall:
Leaves Changing in Mentone
Mentone is home to many artists and a ski slope…which…I know you don’t ordinarily think of snow and Alabama but from what I understand, the ski slope has its own snow-making machines.  Maybe because Mentone is at a higher altitude by virtue of being on the top of Lookout Mountain it stays a little cooler too.  There are several summer camps there and vacation homes and antique shops…

On our way to Huntsville, we went to Scottsboro and the boys were so tickled with this modified pumpkin bus:
Bus of Pumpkins

…and we spent the rest of the day at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens to see their treehouses and scarecrow trail, which we do every year now:
Huntsville Botanical Gardens
We’ll be back again later this year for their ‘Galaxy of Lights’ which is pretty wonderful, and they even have some Chanukah displays too.

In 2012, we’ll come back for the Barkitecture clever dog house show.  In Austin, they did a Barkitecture event, and the winners were great.  The ‘Alabama’ dog house here, and the little Airstream, are nice, too…

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