20 Signs From New England Locals That Fall Has Officially Begun
Ahhh, fall is in the air.
Do you feel it? Feels good (to some). Others are holding on to summer for dear life. I am terribly sorry to admit it, but the signs are showing that it's time for fall.
You know what I mean when I say "signs," right?
I am not talking about the leaves changing. That is obvious. It happens every year, and I LOVE IT. That is why I love New England.
I am talking about the unofficial signs that summer is over and fall is here.
Here is an example. I was caught behind a school bus the other day. It made 10 stops in about a mile. It was tortuous. School is back. I did not know because I am not in school, don't have kids, and don't have friends with kids!
That right there reminded me that fall was here.
I also like to think of some local signs. See, you can now enjoy seasonal pumpkin drinks at every Dunkin's or coffee shop from the East Coast to the West Coast.
But one way that everyone in New England knows it's fall is when the traffic up 95 North (and South) starts to slow.
Come summertime, traffic going northbound on 95 is crazy every Friday afternoon and Saturday morning,. It is a parking lot. Know what's worse? The way home. I live right near 95 and always have a glow of red brake lights in the summer on Sundays from 2 pm - 8 pm. The commute south in the summer is miserable.
BUT, once the New England Patriots start playing, the number of cars headed north and south for the weekend seems to dwindle.
Here are some of the other signs that fall has begun in New England.