Fall Festivities in New York

I lovelovelove Fall. It is by far my favorite season. As a girl who was brought up in the Midwest, some of my fondest memories are of the changing colors of the leaves on the trees, crunching through dead leaves on Halloween, hot chocolate, pumpkin spice lattes, pie, etc. Therefore, since I couldn’t make it home to go with my family to our favorite cider mill, Kevin and I decided to rent a car for the day and drive upstate to a local New York cider mill.We ended up going to Salinger’s Orchard in Brewster, NY. It was a little over an hour drive, but it was an easy, rather peaceful drive without too much traffic. Salinger’s had everything we wanted: apples, caramel and candied apples, cider, doughnuts, pickles, hot sauce, olives, apple pie. It was a beautiful, sunny day, so we were able to enjoy fresh sugar doughnuts and hot apple cider on a picnic bench outside.

To end theweekend off right, I did a little shopping and went to Barnes & Nobles to pick up a new book. I love books. Seriously, bookstores make me really happy. I had a good time just browsing and reading stories’ plots on the back covers. I ended up buying Dark Places by Gillian Flynn–the same Gillian Flynn who wrote the widely popular book, Gone Girl. This author is amazing. I’m a big fan of her writing style, her inner morbidness that she can bring out through her characters, and the way the plot twists and turns throughout the novel.

To go along with my Fall kick, I also tried a pumpkin pie doughnut from Dunkin Donuts. I’m a little over the whole Pumpkin Spice Latte craze at Starbucks, but the pumpkin pie doughnut from Dunkin Donuts is seriously underrated. I also made a trip to Dylan’s Candy. I initially went just to get some gummies, but thenI was so excited by all the cute Halloween themed candies that I ended up getting Kevin and I small adult Halloween presents–little jars with our names on it filled with our favorite gummies. It’s also perfect because now Kevin can’t get away with eating all the candy since we have separate jars 😉

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