Fall in California means it’s warmer outside
September 22 is the first day of fall and obviously the West Coast looks a little different in the fall than the Midwest.
SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif .– As a former Michigander, fall is iconic in the Midwest.
On the first day of fall, you can really feel the season change from 80 degrees to 40 degrees. And you can’t wait to grab your sweaters, boots, and see the environment go from inexperienced leaves to orange, yellow, and purple leaves on the bottom.
Now a proud San Diegan, this is the first time in my life that I have never experienced a fall in Michigan. That being said, I quickly realized how unlucky Californians are not to experience the magical fall season.
My biggest question is, do you even carve pumpkins? Seriously, they need to rot so fast. The whole level of carving pumpkins and putting them on your doorstep for months is a result of the cool, cool air freezing them, they usually don’t rot. So, I guess plastic pumpkins are the best way to go, tragic.
Speaking of pumpkins, is Californian’s dedicating a full weekend to fall festivities? No? Just to go online? Okay, nice.
See historically, you would have fun in the fall spending a Saturday picking apples, buying apple cider donuts, apple cider, and going home. Where then you would definitely slice up pumpkins and make a DIY apple pie with Hocus Pocus in the background.
I see I have to improvise by spending a Saturday in the Fall Islands at Target and get some apples and apple cider from Trader Joes.
Then how am I supposed to drink my apple cider scorching in a turtle neck in a 90 degree climate? Will I do it anyway? Absolutely, something to keep the spirit of autumn alive.
I know I’ve spent most of this history complaining that nothing changes in San Diego… But there are a few issues to look forward to in the fall here.
For example, not having to put on UGG leggings and boots for six straight months or the fact that I can go to the seaside and sunbathe while I enjoy a spiced pumpkin latte.
But most importantly, I will not be cold in any way. Yes, I know you think 60 degrees San Diegan is cold, but for a Midwestern person, it’s a day by the sea.
Even though I’m going to miss my first fall day in Michigan, I will say it’s good to be surrounded by the sun and the ocean breeze all the time. It’s a transition I feel I can stay with.
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