October does come to Abilene. It just waits until about late November. It's been an amazing weekend to be outside. Friday, the Highland ministers traveled to a ranch about an hour away where we spent some time apart (hiking, reading, praying, meditating in REAL HILLS) and some time together. Saturday, Charles and I went for an hour bike ride together. And this afternoon, Chris and I rode bikes together at Abilene State Park. I love being outdoors. When it isn't hot!