Seriously, the Heartland is downright gorgeous when the leaves start to change colors. This year, Ev took to me an apple orchard (the same one he went to with his family when he was a kid) for warm apple cider donuts and fresh cider. They are ahhhh-mazing! Though I think the best part is starting new traditions with my guy. Can’t wait to come back next autumn!

(photo of the Rock River from the Rockford Country Club)