fall is coming, slowly but surely. surprisingly, it's not fall yet in chicago. i think tuesday it was 96 degrees, which is possibly hotter than it has been all summer. in case you haven't noticed, i don't ever discuss spring/ summer/ wanting warmer weather on this blog. because i don't. if i could live in siberia, i would. i love snow, i love winter, nothing would make me happier than snow and cold every single day. i was born at the end of november, on a freezing cold but sunny day, and i've liked winter ever since.
so i do get excited for fall. not because of all the boots, sweaters, and pumpkin flavored things that most people look forward to, but because it's one season closer to winter and my snow. i certainly participate in all the fall related activities though. halloween is my favorite holiday, so i love costume shopping, going to haunted houses, decorating my apartment, carving pumpkins.
let me tell you how to really pick pumpkins. you go to goebbert's farm in the northern suburbs of chicago. because yes you get your apple cider and your giant pumpkin, but it's also a freaking zoo. literally. like, you get to feed the giraffes and watch pig races.
and pony rides? please. camel rides is where it's at. in case you were thinking camel rides are contained to egypt, i can assure you, they are not.
and if 28 is too old to ride a camel, well that's just too damn bad. elida and i don't care. i can't wait to go back, even if the camel ride line is full of 8 year olds. (and if you live in the area and do have kids you can take here, go ahead and let them ride a camel and call yourself the coolest mom/aunt/nanny ever.)
for you chicagoans - goebbert's has their 'preview' weekend of limited activities this weekend, and opens officially next weekend. you can find them here. they have no idea i wrote this, i just love it there. and isn't that a better endorsement than someone paying me to tell you to go there? mid-day, understandably, gets crowded. go early or late.