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Old 08-06-2008, 11:17 PM   #21
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I hate winter...

It will be interesting to see how this winter goes without having to work

I have been giving it some thought...

Im thinking Im gonna sell my old 2 wheel drive truck and try to find a good deal on a 4 wheel drive truck.

Their going pretty cheap with fuel prices lately.

I wouldn't even mind a fixer upper, my hobby is working on old cars.

Then I want to put a plow on it and be a snowplow guy and work for cash

I enjoy the fall I guess, but Its pretty short then everything dies and winter sets in

Hell this is depressing, we still have two months of summer left
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Old 08-06-2008, 11:49 PM   #22
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Bowhunting!

Nothing like taking to the woods in the crisp predawn hours and climbing up a tree to await one's quarry. Lots of quality reading and journaling time. Sometimes I get so relaxed its easier to watch the deer walk by and save the harvest for another day.

Plus, fall season is not complete without a good snooze in a swaying tree (safely harnessed in of course).
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Old 08-07-2008, 03:46 PM   #23
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Lazy, the Blue Ridge Parkway is wonderful!

For me, my fall activity will be hiking. I love to do this, but 95 degree, humid weather in Atlanta really diminishes my enjoyment of it. Hopefully next month, the weather will be more conducive for it. I even joined a Meetgroup for women who hike (DH is a little peeved about this, since it is discriminatory towards men, but he really wouldn't "get" the concept of this group---that it is more about the journey and the socializing than the destination or aerobic exercise).

And fall cooking: more soups and chilis!
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:08 PM   #24
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change from yard work to woodworking & reading
change from running outdoors to treadmill
change from biking to hiking
change from driving corvette to jeep
change from "the White Sox" to "Da Bears"
not looking forward to putting boat away, but looking forward to more atv rides
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What are you looking forward to in the fall? apple picking? day trips w/no crowds? vacation? hikes w/less heat?
  • Apple picking - yes
  • Watching the Red Sox in the ALDS/ALCS/World Series
  • Hiking without the bugs and mosquitos
  • Driving around and looking at the fall leaves
  • Resuming a volunteer activity that I essentially don't do in the summer
  • Trading in the summer uniform (shorts and tee- shirts) for the fall/winter one (jeans and a flannel shirt)
  • Day trips w/no crowds - yes
  • Crisp, fall weather
  • One or two local Div III college football games (the way college football was meant to be) vs. huge stadiums and over the top tail-gating
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Old 08-08-2008, 07:25 AM   #26
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FOOTBALL!! Sweatshirts, pumpkin seeds
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Ditto on the Blue Ridge Parkway. I can see a small chunk of the road and some of the parkland around milepost 9 from my back deck. This will be my first fall here. I suspect it will be more colorful than Texas was.

FOOTBALL, of course. I'm all set with high-def this year. Go Big Red!

Seeing my daughter off to college. I'll see some 1-AA football live when I go see her perform at halftime with the JMU marching band.
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Thirty seven degrees in Embarrass, Minnesota night before last. Fall is in the air. My favorite season.
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Cold summer here this year, barely got into the 100's and dropped into the 60's by morning.

Usually we get a 3 week stretch of 100-105 during the day and 80's at night.

But...fall still isnt in the air...maybe by November...
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Golf and helping the kid with school projects. We built water rockets and gravity cars last year for Physics. He'll be taking Bio this year, maybe we'll make our own frog out of spare parts.
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Thirty seven degrees in Embarrass, Minnesota night before last. Fall is in the air. My favorite season.
Fall is in the air? We would be running around in parkas and wrapping up our pipes to keep them from freezing. Gee, I hate to even think what Winter is like up there.
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I have to say. Moving away from the Midwest I do miss the fall season. Not much changes here in California. I miss that snow on Halloween
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Michigan football and Giants football. Oh, I didn't just say that in Boston.
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Spartan or Wolverine?

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Thirty seven degrees in Embarrass, Minnesota night before last. Fall is in the air. My favorite season.
37 here, too. Celsius.

I miss midwestern-style changing seasons, a little...
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I look forward to the fall for; upland bird hunting, waterfowl hunting and a little deer hunting
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Lots more hiking and biking. Oh yeah, and the end of mowing the lawn.
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Unlike Audrey...we are NOT in OR anymore

We are back home again in the tripple digit heat.

Fall?
Forecast for the next 5 days...99, 100, 101, 101, 102...etc. The heat goes on.

Like TX, Fall starts much later in these parts.

We are looking forward to our first Winter without snow to shovel and drive through in a very long time. We will get the odd night where the temps. drop to freezing but not much below that and the days will be in the 50's. I guess DW will make me turn on the heat by December.
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Probably the biggest change in my routine will be putting an umbrella in my pack every day when I go out, and treating my shoes with Montana Pitch Blend.

I like summer best of all, at least here on the west coast I do. But I'll survive winter too.

Maybe I'll buy a float tube and do some trout fishing out in Eastern Washington; but maybe I won't feel like making the drive. After driving high mileage for many years, lately I've become awfully fond of staying out of my car

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