Falling Into Autumn
After a week of temperatures in the 90s, it is starting to truly feel like autumn here in Madison. Students are walking around campus in Wisconsin hoodies, it finally feels okay to order a pumpkin spice latte, and Target's scarves and accessories are now in tune with the weather.
As I mentioned in a recent post, I struggle to transition between summer and fall. Because September felt more like summer than any other month, the notion of change in my life kept getting pushed back until now. Somehow, with having a bit more of summer, I am better prepared for the colder weather and the changing leaves.
I am prepared to take on your annual autumn traditions. Dave and I spent a crisp Saturday morning picking apples, eating apple donuts, and taking photos of a pumpkin pyramid at Sutter's Ridge Farm. (See past photos here. I swear I own different outfits!) The afternoon we get home I get to work crafting an apple pie that ends up getting devoured within hours.
We also head up to my hometown around fall every year. On our way back we always stop at Lambeau Field to get the new edition of the on-field knit cap. This year, we may spend a bit more time in town to finally do a tour of the stadium. Both of us have been to plenty of Packers games, but I've never done a tour of my favorite stadium.
This year, we are tacking on a new trip: Ripon, WI. We both attended and met at Ripon College, so we want to go back to our alma mater to see the changes to the campus and to the city. Plus, we both have to stock up on new gear to be good, supportive alumni.
Our plans for fall are always a bit more low-key and laid back from what we hope to accomplish in the summer, but I am always excited to create new memories with Dave. What do you have planned this fall?