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October 1st always signifies the first day of fall for me and my best friend Meghann. Several years ago, I was visiting her in Tampa around this time and it was the first day that the weather dropped a little and it just felt like fall. Crisp air and all. We went and bought pumpkins and a cinnamon broom and I made her some butternut squash soup. So every year since then, it has been our day.
This year though, it was 95 and sunny in Atlanta on October first (global warming???) and as we reminisced about years past, we were both a little sad that fall had yet to arrive. So when I flew to Boston on October 2nd, I was thrilled to step into 50-degree weather. Yesterday I got to experience my first fall day in New England and it was amazing. I’m here for a wedding that Ryan is in, and it’s about an hour and a half outside of the city. So basically it’s just in a completely different part of the state.
Driving through Massachusetts has been awesome. All the fall foliage is so pretty, though there is still a lot of green! We spent the day bourbon hunting and location scouting. I absolutely love that Ryan and I share so many interests and hobbies. It’s so much fun to look for rare bottles together and when we actually find them, that feeling of success is such a great thing to share! On our first day, we ended up with two bottles of Michter’s 10 year bourbon and one bottle of Old Weller Antique–both for under retail! There’s no tax on alcohol here so that has been amazing!
We also found this gorgeous park that just screams fall. It was almost dark by the time we passed by it, but we did bookmark it for a Saturday shoot, so stay tuned for that! All in all, it has been such a great fall trip so far. I’ve been blown away by how different it is here than in the south. The colonial style is so pretty, and I can’t wait to see more! Please give me all the recs!
What’s your favorite thing about the fall season?
Photos by Ryan Carpenter.