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Happy first day of fall!

From today until the end of December is my favorite time of year.  I’ve heard more than a few of you agree from time to time.  Here is a short list of things that makes the fall incredible:

  1. Cooler weather.  Down South it’s nice not to sweat as much.
  2. Scenery.  How great is it to take a drive or a hike and look at the colorful fall foliage?
  3. Football.  In person, on TV or on the radio.
  4. Fall brews.  Oktoberfests.  Pumpkin this.  Spice that.  Christmas ales around the corner.
  5. Fall cigars.  Beyond a few (Oktoberfest by Quesada) maybe there aren’t too many fall specific sticks.  But, try combining No. 5 here with No. 4 and No. 8 one evening – you’re welcome.
  6. Hunting.  I don’t get out as often as I used to or much as I should but I never regret waiting in a blind or walking in the woods.  Fall can also be a great fishing season (stripers anyone?).  The proceeds of this entry go well with No. 4.
  7. Sleeping with the windows open.  See also: driving windows down.  Give the AC a rest.
  8. Sitting by a fire.  Outside.  With a beer.  In that cool weather.  Ahhh…
  9. Holidays.  Brings out the kid in all … most … of us.
  10. Raking leaves.  Maybe not as much as the others…

I’m sure you can think of many more to add.


B1HFT1 Lake Chocorua, New Hampshire in autumn splendour.

UK DailyMail.