Autumn in New England is a wonderful thing. I love the colors, I love the cool crispness & the way the air smells–it’s kind of weird, I guess, but I love that sort of earthy, sweetly rotten smell of falling leaves & dying flowers. Maybe I’m being a bit poetic about it–really anything smells great after the eau de hot garbage scent of humid, late summer days, amIright?
Honestly though, there’s something about the stiff breezes and layering that gets me. Hot apple cider & Halloween, football & hot stews & chilis, pumpkin patches & Thanksgiving…yup, autumn might just be my favorite season. It’s definitely in my top four…
So I’ve gotten started on a list of fall adventures that I want to tackle before winter rushes in–some are old favorites that I come back to year after year, and some will be totally new to me. I am a creature of habit, and if I don’t get my hot cider somebody’s gonna pay. But after the utterly useless postpartum-ish hormonal fugue state I spent the last couple of years wading through, I’m really trying hard to challenge myself to get outside my comfort zone & shake things up–you know, live a little and all that 😉
One new addition for this year that I’m definitely looking forward to a ghostly date night – there’s a lot of history in New England, and with it come plenty of haunted walking tours and guided graveyard visits. But for one reason and another, I haven’t visited any spooky attractions since I was a kid. I’ve got my eye on Boston’s Freedom Trail Lantern Tour, or maybe Newport’s Carved in Stone graveyard tour – with tales going back to the 1600s, either is sure to be a fascinating trip. And I’ve got to keep Salem’s Hocus Pocus Tour on my radar–both for the actual witch trials history and in honor of Ms. Winifred Sanderson, of course.
I’ve got ghost tours and more lined up on a fun little fridge list, both because I love the satisfaction of crossing off lists and because I’ve got a terribly distracted mind and if I’m not working from a list, I won’t do a fraction of these things before the season’s out. Print your copy now and let’s get adventuring!
*Disclaimer: I am not a pumpkin person. You will not find pumpkin pie, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin bars, pumpkin candles, pumpkin toilet paper, or any other pumpkin-y merchandise on this list. I know I’m in the minority. But that stuff is gross. Sorry.