Monthly Archives: September 2010

My favorite season has arrived!

I LOVE the fall.  It’s my favorite season for a number of reasons, but more than anything it’s because I feel the most comfortable in my own skin.  It’s the perfect temperature to throw on jeans and a North Face.  I love the lake and the ocean in the summer, but I don’t tolerate heat well (imagine me when I’m hungry and just apply that same grumpiness and you’ll know what I’m talking about).  I can’t get enough of skiing in the winter, but unless I’m on the slopes or four-wheeling in the woods–I could go without the extreme cold.  In the fall you can pick apples, bake pies, catch the early birds lighting their wood stoves, rake leaves (I haven’t done this enough years yet to consider it a chore), pick and carve pumpkins, decorate for multiple holidays, plan out and execute your Halloween costume, and consume your fill of Turkey with the fam.  While the high highs of summer and winter may trump those of Fall, there are things I don’t like about those seasons.  There isn’t anything I can think of that I don’t like about the Fall.  And therefore, it’s my favorite.  Chris on the other hand, hates the fall.  His seasonal depression kicks in and he gets extremely moody boding farewell to the summer and longing for the winter.  He never takes time to enjoy Fall for what it is.  This year I tried to get him pumped up early, and we went apple and raspberry picking.  Though the days leading up to our day of “fall things” were very fall-ish, by the time we were mid-picking it was nearly 85 degress.  We were both in fall clothes and a little miserable halfway through the adventure, but we had fun nonetheless.

Orange leaves=fall is officially here.There may or may not be a strong possibility we ate more than we picked…I even managed to make a new friend.Can’t wait for more fall adventures.  This is the first year I can remember that we don’t already have plans for Halloween.  If anyone has an invite to extend, I’m actively seeking an excuse to start my costume.

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Let’s give this a whirl.

I’ve never been one to get into blogging/twitter, etc….but my recent addiction to my friend Gretchen’s blog has motivated me to try it out.  We live halfway across the country from one another, and reading her blog postings makes me feel like the distance isn’t quite so far.  So….with all of the things going on in my life right now….new job/house/marriage….and all of the details I want to share….here it is.  My first attempt at blogging.  This may be short-lived, it may become a new addiction….we’ll see.

So Chris’s wedding gift to me was not only a hammock in the backyard (I’ve always wanted a hammock) but also a two-day trip to Nantucket.  We couldn’t leave for our honeymoon to Hawaii right away since we had one of our best friend’s weddings two weeks after ours in Vermont, so he planned a trip to Nantucket for two days.  The best part?  He called me out of work.  I’m only working part-time right now, so I really can’t complain too much….but a day on the water beats a day filled with the hum of the drill anyday….

We nearly missed our ferry over.  Chris left an hour and a half before it was scheduled to leave, and it takes about 2 hours to get to Hyannis.  He drove speeds I didn’t care to acknowledge to get us there just in time to sneak through the closing gate.

Since it was only a two day trip, Chris went with “quality over quantity,” and we stayed at the nicest resort, ate at some unbelievable restaurants, and drank really expensive drinks.  I felt like I was playing dress up all weekend, and it was great.

We stayed at the White Elephant, which was a top-notch resort with an amazing view.  They had strawberries with chocolate sauce waiting for us upon check-in, which won my heart.

We had lunch at the resort the first day in order to make it to our 2PM deep tissue massages Chris had booked.  Lunch was just okay.  The massages were spectacular…minus the breakout I had from the oil they used.  Before dinner we grabbed a few beers at Cisco Brewery, which had a great atmosphere.  They brew their own and have a bunch of outdoor seating.  Dinner was at Lola41, which was so unbelievable we returned the next night for round two.  Although I usually prefer jazzed-up sushi rolls, their spicy tuna was maybe the best sushi I’ve ever had.  I couldn’t get enough.

The next day we rented bikes and roamed the island.

We cruised on our bikes to Surfside, apparently one of the nicer beaches (though they all looked unbelievable to me).

We had lunch at Something Natural, which felt like summer camp.  You order sandwiches and cookies (a must) inside, and they have a bunch of picnic tables outside.  The food was great, but the feel of the place made it.  I especially enjoyed drooling over everyone’s dogs, wishing to one day have my own.

Before dinner we headed to a resort with an oceanside bar, and grabbed a few drinks.

We had dinner at Lola41 again (we couldn’t resist….) then took the 7pM ferry back.  It was a perfect quick getaway, and a great teaser for our honeymoon in October.

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