Monday, September 10, 2012

Falling For Fall

Well, folks, it's here - Fall. While some are moaning and groaning over the sudden change in seasons that took place this weekend, I am welcoming it with open arms. I would say "there's something I love about fall", but there are a million things that I love about fall! The clothes, boots, apple cider, changing of the leaves, pumpkin patches, football, and more - the list goes on and on.

This Fall is particularly exciting because it is my first in The Pitts. While I will, for the most part, have to grin-and-bear Steelers Mania (Pats are 1-0.. just saying), there are endless other opportunities that I look forward to enjoying! Plus, it's fun living in a football town, even if you're not a fan of the home team. I'll give Pittsburgh this much - they do Football Sundays right.

So, other than holing up in my apartment to root like hell for the Patriots, I have lots and lots of Fall-oriented exploring to do. And what's the best way to go about adventure-ing? List making! I've come up with a few categories that I would like to cover, as well as a few researched (not-tested) options, and hopefully this will help to get the ball rolling.

1. Best Football Bars: Not to be confused with best Steelers Bars. I want a place where I can go, have a beer, and just watch some football.
2. Best Farmers' Markets: There are few things more enticing on a cool fall day then strolling around a Farmer's Market and getting a taste of the local flavor.
3. Best Apple Farms: Who doesn't love a hay ride and some apple cider in the fall??
  • Simmons Farm: Pick your own everything (apples, pumpkins, flowers) + hay ride.. I'm in.
  • Soergel Orchards: No idea how to pronounce the name, but they sold me with their pictures of apple cider and donuts (what diet?).
  • Trax Farms: For $8 you get a 25 minute tour of the farm, apple cider, a donut and a 3-5 lb pumpkin. Seriously?? See you there!

Yep, that's happening.
Photo Courtesy of Soergel Orchards

4. Best Sporting Events: Ok, everyone will have their biases, but the tailgate definitely factors in here!
  • Pittsburgh Pirates: Already been - and loved it - but as the playoffs near I think the atmosphere will be incredible as the Buccos try to claw their way in.
  • WVU Mountaineers: Plans are in the works to get down to a game, but also interested to find a few WVU hot spots around here to get a feel for these fans.
  • Miami RedHawks: Had to put it on here - can't wait for a little Homecoming tailgating in a few weeks!
  • Pittsburgh Steelers: Sigh. No, I have no plans to go to a game, but I wouldn't be opposed to some pre-game festivities based on what I've seen thus far.
5. Best Wine Tastings: I love a good glass of wine, and am ready to check out what Pittsburgh has to offer.
So that's where I am right now! Judging by this weekend's results, my lists don't always pan out the way I plan, but I'll take a little spontaneity any day! Thanks for the memories Belvedere's.



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  2. Since when do you drink beer? Can't wait for Miami Homecoming :) See you soon! xoxox

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