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Growing up in B.C., I never really thought much of October there. The British Columbia mountains are covered in deciduous trees that stay green year-round. The weather gets a little cooler and you know that the winter is coming. If you’re in the lower mainland, it starts to rain a little more. However, I must say that I really enjoy October in Indiana.

The coniferous countryside is a colourful display of vibrant reds, oranges and yellows. Although, the air is a little crisper in the morning, you also get to experience the Indian Summer. According to Wiki, an Indian Summer is when the weather is sunny and clear, and above 21 °C (70 °F), after there has been a sharp frost; a period normally associated with late-October to mid-November. This weekend in Indiana was better than most of the summer days with highs of 28. People are driving around with the convertible tops down, walking around in shorts and t-shirts and taking advantage of outdoor activities. I took a stroll down the Monon Trail and stopped off for a coffee break on an outdoor patio. I wish every day could be this fantastic!

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