You might have guessed from my numerous proclamations of love for summer, but I’m not the biggest fan of this time of year. The dark evenings and cold weather just don’t work for me. In fact, I always joke that I suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder.
But I’m determined to enjoy the heck out of fall this year and, to start, I’ve made a fall bucket list. As I was coming up with the list, I realized that maybe I don’t mind fall so much after all. (Updating my wardrobe with a few new pieces certainly helped.) Just don’t talk to me about winter.
Go apple picking.
I’ve never been. But despite Alex’s protests that we could just buy apples at the store (*insert eye roll*), I’m looking forward to spending the day out of the city and enjoying the country air.
Take a trip upstate.
Speaking of the country, I’d love to take a weekend trip before the weather gets crazy cold. Lately, I can’t stop thinking about driving up to the Hudson Valley or the Adirondacks for some hiking.
Bake a pie (or two).
What else am I going to do with all those apples? I’ve never successfully baked a pie, but I’m already drooling at the thought of some apple pie à la mode. I’ve also been pinning lots of pumpkin desserts to try.
Stroll through Central Park.
We may get a chance to do a bit of leaf-peeping on our way to the apple orchard. But Central Park should be on every New Yorker’s fall bucket list. Although it’s great in every season, the foliage is particularly beautiful in autumn.
Celebrate Thanksgiving with family.
My family doesn’t do Thanksgiving the traditional way, with turkey and stuffing. Most likely there’ll be a bunch of Jamaican dishes at the table (or on the couch where we’ve been known to host a holiday dinner. Shock, horror!) Either way, I love the opportunity to spend time together while indulging in some good home cooking.
Stock up on scented candles.
Curl up with a few books.
As you can tell from my recent post on what I’ve been reading lately, I’m on a good streak. Now that the weather is cooler, staying in and curling up with a good book is even more appealing!
What’s on your fall bucket list?
P.S. I struggled to get through September bucket list. Here’s hoping I have better luck this time.