It seems like everyone looks forward to Fall because of what it represents, and no I'm not talking about Starbucks bringing back the pumpkin spice latte. I'm talking about the fresh start, the changing weather, the coming of the holidays, school starting back up, new routines. I personally love fall, mostly because it means no more 90+ days in NorCal anymore and we get to break out the cuter of the yearly wardrobes, if you ask me.
This year is bringing another really big change in my life, and I couldn't be more ready or more excited. But first, New York!
Bret and I met my parents and aunt in NYC 2 weeks ago for the long weekend, and we had a blast. It was my parents' first time in NY and they basically wanted to cover a week's worth of tourist activities in 3 days, so we did just that. Everything you can think of: Empire State Building, Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty, 9/11 memorial and museum, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Times Square, The Village, Museum of Natural History, Central Park (and Tavern on the Green), riding the subway and we ate at SO many great restaurants.
We ended up walking about 20 miles the whole 3 days which was crazy, but we got to see everything we sought out to see, and I think my parents were happy. The weather was nice and only slightly muggy, and there weren't as many tourists as usual since it was Labor Day, which is more than I can ask for. I am looking forward to visiting NY again with Bret around the holidays.
So now about that big change...
I will be moving to Philadelphia in about 3 weeks! I couldn't be more excited to start this new adventure. Obviously, Bret's job has him in Philadelphia for a few more years, and after that, who knows where we will be, but we will be doing it together. I am very much looking forward to spending less time flying across the country (I will still be traveling for work and to visit my family) but am SO ready for the next chapter in our lives.