Day 8: Fall travel/road trips
Fortunately since I live in New England I don't have to go far to enjoy all that fall has to offer. On a daily basis I see leaves of beautiful colors, pumpkins, scarecrows, and other fall decorations. I do enjoy getting away for long weekends but this year I don't have any fall trips planned. Outside of New England I LOVE wine county in the fall. I've been in Sept twice and it is so beautiful that time of year. Last year I went to CA and spent a couple of days in wine country. Go here to read about that trip.
Ok I know this might upset some of you and please don't stop reading my blog just b/c of this but I'm not really into football. GASP! For one I don't really understand the rules and just never really cared to learn them. I'll watch a game here and I certainly enjoy "football food" but that is about it. The last football game I went to was Notre Dame at Boston College. It was fun but more b/c of the teams and the rivalry. My brother, Steph (in pic) and several other friends graduated from ND and of course I went to BC for grad school but have always been more of a ND fan from growing up w/ my brother there.
I love Thanksgiving. Any holiday that is all about yummy food is a good day in my book. I have a small extended family so traditionally we all get together every year (although in recent years my married brother and married cousin have been going to their in-laws). It is usually a relaxing day for me (since I don't have to do the cooking) and we always play a family game after dinner - our two favorites are "skat" which is basically trying to get 3 cards in the same suite as close to 31 as you can and "left, right, center" which is a dice game. We play both for money and even though it isn't much it is always fun to win!