There is an an undeniable chill in the air that will soon end the spectacular fall colors we have been having in the Rio Grande Valley. Last week, this prompted us to load up the inflatable kayaks and head to the Bosque section and enjoy all the shades of yellow and even a bit of red! The put in for this float trip is at the County Line River Access (the take out for the Race Course) and the take out is at the old Embudo Station Restaurant. Matt’s dad, Bob Gontram, and his wife Sharyn joined us for the afternoon trip and we all had a great time. We followed a gigantic Great Blue Heron, enjoyed a coyote drinking from the river as well as a beaver swimming up on shore to check us out. To go along with all the gorgeous colors in hanging off the trees, we also encountered hundreds of apples floating along shore that sweetened the smell in the air, what a treat!! The weather has cooled significantly today and will through the weekend, but then we expect the temperature to rise again and you can bet we will be out there paddling!!