Hi everyone! I’m so excited about today’s blog post because it comes with some pretty big news:
Yay! Now that Labor Day has come and gone, summer is over and it’s time to start getting in the fall spirit. If you aren’t aware, I’m OBSESSED with fall. It’s my favorite season and when it rolls around you can find me doing one of two things:
1. Eating pumpkin flavored food/coffee
2. Spending time outside with the changing leaves
Now, I know what you’re thinking: it’s not actually fall. The leaves are green and the PSLs just got released nationwide today, right? But up here in Anchorage that’s not true! It’s getting dark at night now, and it has been a bit colder than usual – I’ve had to start wearing my jacket to work in the mornings and I’ve even pulled my boots out of the back of my closet. Also, I had my very first PSL on Friday and it was awesome! I guess there’s pumpkin in there now, but it tastes just like it did last year. I’m ready to drink these as much as I can before the Whole Life Challenge starts on September 19th!
The biggest clue that fall is here in Anchorage is that our leaves started changing colors last week! So on Saturday a nice long hike at Eklutna Lake was absolutely necessary!
I spent the rest of my weekend running, hiking, and playing disc golf with my husband, all while staring at the beautiful fall leaves. It was the perfect start to our short fall season in Alaska, and I’m hoping I can keep this up until the end of September before we lose all of our leaves. Last year I totally missed fall in Alaska because I spent a month back home in Philadelphia, but I get to be here this year and I’m so excited! Fall is a bit different here in Alaska than it is in the Lower 48, so I can’t do all of the things that I usually love doing. But there’s still some pretty cool things that I can do, so I decided to make a fall bucket list! In the next few months, I want to do the following things:
I’m looking forward to enjoying my first fall in Alaska and making the most out of every second before winter comes!
What’s on your fall bucket list? Are you excited about fall or wishing it was still summer?