The End Of Summer Means The Beginning Of Adventurous Fall Activities

We Are Wrapping Up Summer, This Means Fall Is Only Three Weeks Out

We have officially wrapped up what is know as the dog days of summer. The dog days of summer are the hottest days of the summer season. The most unbearable days following what is known as helical rising of the system Sirius according to Greek and Roman astrology. Generally, it’s synonymous with heat, drought, and storms.

We’ve happily arrive at September. We are heading into our last beach days. School is back in session on all levels. The opening day of college football is well, open. Also, Major League Baseball is more than half way over. Similarly, professional football is one week away from its start.

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In fact, city people who have spent their summer at their beach houses have arrived back to the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle. Summer break is over for teachers. The Federal Government is about to conclude its Fiscal Year 2019. Clearly, most backyard barbecues will give way to tailgating.

Fall Is On The Horizon And There Is Much To Look Forward To

Let’s talk fall activities. Undoubtedly, fall is a busy time of year. First, we need to calibrate into fall mode. Summer brings different events, responsibilities, and activities. For this reason, shifting in to a fall state of mind is necessary to plan and prepare for what’s to come.

Honestly, I’m ready for pumpkin spice, fall festivals and carnivals, and boots. Brown and orange leaves, are a hallmark of fall. It’s the time of year when weekends in the city belong to the locals. Furthermore, it’s a great time for fall travel. Smaller lines at museums means less wait times. In my opinion, it is the perfect time of year!

There Is A Uniqueness That Comes With Fall, Like Any Other Season And I’m Smitten

I want to unpack what fall means to me. Clearly, some of it is outlined above. Fall means a dip in temperature. It means every month, for the next four months, there is at least one holiday. As it happens, my favorite holidays are on the horizon.

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Fall is a good time of year to get some charity work in, if you missed the opportunity during the spring and summer. It’s great time for traditional shows that put you into the fall feeling, like Harry Potter. My Harry Potter collection becomes the movies of choice during the autumn months. The days are cooling down and the nights are even cooler. My attire starts to change such that I move from flats to boots and cotton skirts to wool.

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September and October is my time to take inventory of items in cupboard. For example, I make sure I have the proper hot teas and hot chocolate. Also, I order by dry goods for soups and chili. Truly, there is joy in reevaluating my food stock for fall and winter. I ensure proper transition to fall and winter goods and putting away summer linens and bring out the quilts.

Welcome to fall eve!

It’s My Home And I’m Giving You An Invite

Washington D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia are known as the DMV. It is the place where I live, work, and play for almost a decade. The Mid-Atlantic, preferably the DMV is a excellent fall getaway. It is the time of year, when the majority of summer tourist have given way to the fall stragglers. You can still enjoy museums, the waterfront and open top bus tours through the city this time of year.

 

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Forget about waiting in long lines and enjoy the easy of sightseeing. Fall is the time to visit the DMV. You’ll be forced to share your visit with everyday movers and shakers in the area.  But, we are not going anywhere so just come and fit right in. If you visit, then Independence Ave SW is where you want to start or end. It is my favorite route and I take it four days a week. What experience can you expect on Independence Ave, let’s say Smithsonian (i.e. Air and Space). Below is a list of some of the Smithsonian Museums in Washington DC:

  1. American Art Museum
  2. American Art Museum – Renwick Gallery
  3. Anacostia Community Museum
  4. Arts and Industries Building
  5. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
  6. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
  7. National Museum of African American History & Culture
  8. National Museum of Natural History
  9. National Air and Space Museum
  10. National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

 

My favorite is the National Air and Space Museum and National Museum of African American History & Culture.  My advice is to come for the history lesson, fall weather and to see how the this city is out and about.

Don’t be deterred if you have never experience a metro ride. Take it from a lady from small town South Carolina, it is easy to learn.  The amount of traffic and people using public transportation and out in the city is an attestation to the DMV’s thriving economy. It is an attestation to area the employs an educated workforce, dedicated Washingtonians and have some of the best universities and colleges. It represents, a high tourist rate and a curiosity of our Nations Capital Region.

The museums are not all you should experience. The food is great, the night life is warm and inviting, it’s a place for family, new couples and single folk. There is a little something for everyone. Let’s not forget, to take a tour of the Pentagon, Air Force Memorial, National Harbor and Arlington Cemetery.  If you come in December,  enjoy the National Christmas Tree along with each state Christmas Tree. No matter your political views, the DMV must be experienced.

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The Capital Wheel at National Harbor

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National Christmas Tree during 2012

It’s Fall And We Are Ready

Happy Fall 2018. Enjoy and celebrate this time of the year with fun and enthusiasm.

Pumpkin Spice State Of Mind

It is Pumpkin Spice time and that means it is it time for Pumpkin Spice everything. The classic goods such as the latta is common and represents an enjoyable norm. Even Pumpkin Spice Donuts are now normal.

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In falls past, I’ve enjoyed the Pumpkin Spice Cheerios. I say be prepared for the unusal food. What might classify as unusal? Well, I’ve been researching and let’s go with Pumpkin spice popcorn, salmon, pasta sauce and hummus. I am sure this is only the beginning. The Fall of the year brings out all avenues of expermenting with the flavor. Bon Appetit.

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