Even though we fell asleep pretty early on our first night in France, neither the Firefighter or I wanted to wake up the next morning. After forcing ourselves to get moving, we grabbed breakfast at the hotel since “continental breakfast”was included in our price. The Firefighter was impressed with Europe’s version of a continental breakfast because it included various sliced meats, small pickles, breads, cheeses and the like. Personally, I was happy because Nutella is always a given with breakfast and what’s not to like about that?
One of my favorite things about the holiday’s is taking part in traditions. I don’t think I’ve carved a pumpkin since high school. I wasn’t able to carve one last year due to a ton of traveling in October/November, so it was very high on my list to do this year now that I have a job that keeps me local.
Since the Royals made the World Series playoffs, my pumpkin carving date with the Firefighter turned into a watch the Royals and carve our pumpkins date. For not having carved a pumpkin in close to 10 years (a mind blowing statement right there), I think I did a pretty damn good job.
And yes, I’m pretty sure the wine helped with my carving abilities :).
We are at the beginning of September! School is back in session. College football is back. Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back in coffee shops in abundance (not my thing, personally, but just about everyone else seems to be happy about it). Soon the weather will start cooling down, the leaves will change colors and the nights will get just a little bit longer.
I love the fall.
Even though this is going to be my second fall living in KC, last year I traveled for 17 days in September and then was gone again for 6 weeks from mid-October through the end of November. I didn’t get to do anything really fall related, except dash to a Cider Mill quickly one weekend. I want to change that this year and have come up with a mini bucket list of things I want to do this fall season.