Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Summer has sped right on by, the kids are back in school, and baseball season is winding down, which must mean that fall is right around the corner. With other deadlines and a big late summer vacation beckoning, I've decided to dig into the archives for some of this post, so if some of it sounds familiar, I hope you'll indulge me.
Normally in our area fall means football (be it Redskins, Ravens, Terps, or your favorite team) but for the first time in at least 43 years, Washington's guys on the gridiron will have to compete with their ballpark counterparts for attention. With any luck the playoffs will beckon both the Washington Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles. Anyone for a "Battle of the Beltways" World Series? While the area's sports nuts will be brimming with excitement, there are plenty of other ways to frolic this fall.
Getting outdoors and enjoying the fresh air is one of the joys of fall. There are plenty of places in our area to take advantage of it too. Climb up Sugarloaf Mountain and enjoy the scenic vistas while catching a glimpse of soaring hawks before they migrate south for the winter. Closer to home, take a stroll or a ride on horseback through Wheaton Regional Park or Rock Creek Park.
A Youtuber's Hike on Sugarloaf Mountain
Fall also brings with it one of my favorite childhood excursions....visiting the local apple orchard and picking (and eating) fresh, juicy apples. My favorite orchard even has cute farm animals, including some acrobatic goats! After you've picked your apples, come in and visit the library to find that perfect apple pie recipe. Yum!
Here's to a leaf loving, apple munching, colorful autumn!