Fall Madness!

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year, and I think it’s definitely one of the best times to experience Las Vegas. The city comes alive again after a long, hot summer, and we can finally turn the air conditioning off and open the windows. The weather is ideal for long runs, and when we take the dogs for a walk in the evening, the air has just the right amount of autumn chill in it.

Some of my other favorite things about spending fall with my family:

  • Long talks over the fire pit in the evenings.
  • Hot soup or chili and sandwiches for dinner.
  • Outdoor arts festivals.
  • Meals in the garden.
  • Going to the orchard for apple cider donuts and finding the perfect pumpkins for Halloween.

We hit up the Gilcrease Orchard early this year because it is so popular and gets picked over before too long. We had lots of great choices and went home happy with our selections. It was fun taking A2 to the orchard, even though she seemed a bit overwhelmed. I don’t think she’s done much pumpkin carving so we shared our strategies with her for choosing the perfect canvas.

We’ll actually do the carving next week because the pumpkins rot so quickly in the desert. I’ll share the finished masterpieces once they’re complete.

Perfect pumpkins!
Perfect pumpkins!

Lots and lots of pumpkins
Lots and lots of pumpkins
Goodies at the orchard
Goodies at the orchard

4 Responses to “Fall Madness!”

  1. Jill

    The Midwest is enjoying an exceptionally beautiful fall….and the temp is just perfect in the 60s. People are doing a lot more decorating this year, too. I just love this time of year!

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    • JoAnna

      Fall in the Midwest is superb! I saw many pictures of the changing leaves this year, and it is one thing I miss living in the Southwest. It’s just such a fun time of year!

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  2. Penelope

    Didn’t know Nevada was so well suited to agriculture. It’s amazing what a little irrigation will do!

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    • JoAnna

      Parts of Nevada are well suited to agriculture, but not in the way that most people think. You won’t see rows of corn or soybeans growing here, but we certainly have some orchards and crops.

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