Monday, September 8, 2014

Autumn in Beantown

I just went for a quick jaunt around Downtown Crossing. I had to. After such a beautiful weekend it is much too difficult to sit inside at a computer all day living the corporate life.

It is not yet Fall, officially. However, I'm stepping into full-on Fall mode. I had my first coffee in three weeks yesterday - pumpkin iced from Dunks. And then I split a pumpkin donut with my bff at the beach, as a post-surf treat. I love pumpkin something fierce. You can check out the following pumpkin recipes:

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pumpkin Cheesecake
Pumpkin Cupcakes

In my book, you can't go wrong with pumpkin. I am also a massive fan of apple picking and baking with the loot. I'll likely wait a few weeks before I convince my friends to go with me and then force-feed them whatever I end up making.

Boston reached 90 degrees this past Saturday. And it was humid. So sticky and gross. And then in the evening these massive black clouds swooped in from the west and took away the humidity leaving cool sunny skies. Yesterday at the beach:



It was basically empty. And I didn't have to worry at all about beginners crashing into me while trying to catch a wave.



When I woke up it felt like the beginning of Fall where you can get away with shorts and a sweatshirt and not be cold. I love going to the beach in September/October because the summer crowd is gone, the water isn't brutally cold (at least not to my New England genes), dogs are allowed on the beach (not to go off on a tangent but I met a 9 week old bulldog puppy on the beach yesterday and she was seeing the ocean for the first time and I had to hold back from smothering her with kisses, she was so darn cute), waves get bigger, and I just love being on the beach in sweatshirts.

Other things I'm looking forward to... wearing scarves nearly every day, breaking out my knit caps, boots! Ankle boots, riding boots, knee-high boots, I just love boots. And though I'm not wishing the season away, I am excited for when the leaves start to fall and walking to and from the T crunching the red and yellow leaves under my feet. And something about having the windows open, letting in a chilly breeze, and piling onto my bed with the kitties to hunker down and write - I find Fall to be a really productive writing time. And I have the second book in this current series to get working on so after this week (a one week break) I will power back up the computer and get back to it.

If you're visiting Boston over the next few I recommend you do any of the following:

  • Visit a beach on the North or South Shores
  • Stop into a Dunkin Donuts for any of their pumpkin products (the pumpkin muffin is wicked good)
  • Take a leisurely stroll through The Common and Garden
  • Go apple picking (there are plenty of orchards within an hour of the city)
  • Take a drive up to the Kancamagus highway in New Hampshire
  • Go to SoWa on Sundays (Make sure to get a donut at the Union Square Donuts booth!)
Those are my must-do's anyways. So enjoy the beautiful fall weather out there! 
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  1. I am loving the transition to fall weather. I love the crisp in the air in the morning. I just took all my boots out of storage!

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