What is Your Favorite Fall Activity?
If you're like most of us at Kimbrough Law, you can find something to love in every season of the year, but nothing beats fall in our beautiful corner of the world--or anywhere, for that matter.
What do you love doing most in the fall? What's your position on the pumpkin spice controversy?
We posed these questions to selected members of the Kimbrough Law staff. Here's what they said.
Hailey Brock, Attorney
My favorite fall activity is to go camping or hiking in the mountains so that I can see all the changing foliage! My brother affectionately refers to this pastime as “leaf peeping.” The images above are from when my cousin, Emma, and I hiked Blood Mountain in North Georgia late in October of last year.)
As for pumpkin spice, I like the flavor, but I’m not too crazy about it! I associate the taste with falling leaves, cooler weather, Thanksgiving, and football season, so I personally don’t mind that it’s only available a few months out of the year.
Robin Lacrimosa, Life Care Coordinator
My favorite fall activity is basically anything that has me out in the woods, usually running or hiking. Or taking a break, laying on the grass looking up at the sky and leaves like this picture (above). I love how the woods change as the season changes. The crisp morning giving way to a warmer (but not too warm!) day. I love cool windy days watching the landscape of the forest change as leaves fall and swirl around. I like how the same trails I travel on all summer start to look different as the season changes.
About the pumpkin spice controversy, I honestly have no opinion, which is weird because I have lots of opinions about lots of things! I don’t particularly care for pumpkin spice and don’t partake in anything pumpkin spiced. I don’t get the polarizing effect of pumpkin spice lol. If you like it, good for you, lots of options! If you don’t, carry on with your normal non-pumpkin spiced things. Live and let live includes pumpkin spice!
Mary Jo Johnson, Life Care Coordinator
I have always said that FALL is my favorite season of ALL. I love fall in Michigan The colors are so vibrant and breathtaking at their peak, making fall color tours a fun adventure. But the season comes and goes in a blink of any eye, letting us know the long season to follow is quickly on its way. As a family, we enjoy going to apple orchards to pick apples, eat caramel apples, caramel corn, and drink hot chocolate or apple cider. Usually, a fall festival is taking place with hayrides, corn maze, pumpkin patch, bobbing for apples, and even a blazing bonfire to end the day. Finding a trail to walk in the woods and even a fun scavenger hunt with the kids is a fan favorite, not to mention our pumpkin carving contests. Now that I live in Georgia, I am still able to experience my love of fall by taking a trip to the northern mountain towns and explore the beauty of the many waterfalls.
Alisa Stewart, Firm Administrator
One of our favorite activities in the fall is supporting the DAWGS! My husband, Ron and I try to attend as many home games as possible. As a retiree of the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, we attend the Vet Hospital’s annual tailgate and this is where we were introduced to Uga, Georgia’s beloved mascot!
My husband and I like to hike in the North Georgia mountains when the weather gets cooler. The leaves are beautiful and the air is crisp!
Regarding the pumpkin spice craze, I think the marketing people have cashed in on a great thing, but too much of a good thing can become very common. So, we try to make it a special treat at our house. No pumpkin spice coffees, muffins, candies, etc.; we just don’t care for them. Instead, we like to treasure the flavor of a great pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, and we usually have it at again at Christmas. Believe me - we do work on getting our fill of it!! I also like the scent of it in candles throughout the winter months. It’s a great fragrance to warm you up on a dreary winter day and lift your mood. 😊