Unfortunately, before we quite realized it "playing in the mud by the stream" quickly became "walk INTO the stream and get your entire lower body completely soaked." So that was fun. Oh well, being cold and wet are only temporary conditions, right? Next time I'll remember the cardinal rule to always bring a towel.
By the way, you know you live in the country when you get an email warning that the woods we've been frolicking in are now OPEN FOR HUNTING so please wear bright colors when you go walking in them. (Quinn's got the right idea, the rest of us need to work on it a bit, it seems)
As another aside, it is now October. It is not unheard of for it to snow here in October. Which means it could snow this month. Which kinda boggles my mind.