We weren't disappointed. Well, the dogs are never disappointed to go there, but I was even happier to see that the leaves have all changed colour and started to fall from the trees. They blanketed the paths, muffling our footsteps, and because it was the middle of the day and deserted, it was like we were the only ones left on the planet.
I'll just let the pictures speak for themselves.
(Out of focus, but the joy still comes through.)