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Archive for October, 2011

Fall In New England…

OK, so I DO love the Fall in New England… I love the cold, but I could have waited for the snow! Although, we decided to make the best of it… We had family over for a party, and well, instead of carving pumpkins, we decided to make a snowman! Let me tell you it was FREEZING! Of course we were the idiots out in the cold with only costumes on… And I was not dressed up like an Eskimo! So we made our snowman- yes, my puppy prisoner helped- and we took a picture and ran back inside! How many people can claim they made a Snowman on Halloween?

At least New England is full of surprises. We get over 20 inches of snow, on October 29th, we lose power, and to top it all off, we all lose Cable and Internet! Now, how am I supposed to do my homework, post on Facebook, and watch my Patriots? So after trying to figure out all day how I am going to work on my school work, we then have to figure out where we can go to find someplace to watch the Pats. So, with my limited cell phone coverage, I called around to every place that I could think of, and finally found a place that had at least one table! With everyone having no power and no cable, well, every restaurant was packed.  Thankfully, I found a place and we ended up being able to watch the game- although not with the result that we wanted! But, at least we got warm and got to watch some TV. You never realize how dependent you are on internet, and TV until you lose them.

Well, I hope we don’t get any more snow for the week, I don’t know about all of you, but  I have a lot of work to catch up on!

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The Fall in New England

How much do you love driving in the fall in New England? It is like a treasure hunt every day! I love to spot new areas for foliage. I am infamous for just stopping on the highway and getting out and snapping shots with my iPhone.  Ok, I have to admit, when I first moved here, I wouldn’t even stop. I would just snap pictures. I am certain that people wanted to shoot me. However I got some amazing shots and videos 🙂

My favorite thing  to do is driving around and finding new areas. I love to drive into Maine and go into the different antique stores, and find new places that I have never been to. I love driving into the lakes region of New Hampshire and finding my way around in my new State.  And there are always quaint little places to find to get some lunch or coffee. One of the best things about this area is that you can find anything Pumpkin known to man! I can have pumpkin soup, bread, pancakes, martinis, pumpkin lava cake (!), and so much more. The best thing in the world to me! This is all in addition to being able to go and pick your own pumpkin from an actual Pumpkin patch!

So coming from Florida, who knew that you could actually go and pick your own Apples? The wonder of it all. You can go to one of several beautiful places, pick your own apples and there is apple pie, apple crisp and cider for everyone! I like the Nashoba Valley Winery, because other than the apple picking, you can sample different wines, have some delicious lunch, and a few drinks all in a beautiful setting.

So, this is another reason I love this area. Growing up in Florida, the most Fall that we got was a few days, and never got any foliage obviously. My excitement was only that my Birthday was in October and sometimes it was in the 60’s. Whoa… I hated the heat, so that was like a birthday present for me. Sadly, most of the time, it was in the 80’s, and I hated that.  And have I mentioned that the fall also means Football?? In Florida I got to go to a lot of Bucs games, but it was so unreasonably hot that you felt like you were an egg frying in a pan. It tends to take some of the fun out of it when you are passing out from heat exhaustion! But here, you can go to a game and just enjoy it, because you aren’t melting, oh that and we are usually winning 🙂 And have I mentioned how much I love the Pats??

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New England

So, I moved from Florida about 15 months ago… I honestly hated it there, and love New England!! I love the sports ! 🙂 I love the weather, the towns, the seasons, and the history. I also love that I can be in 3 different states in an hour- something that this Florida girl is not used to!

My favorite teams are of course the Red Sox and The Patriots, and – and don’t laugh, the Tampa Bay Bucs. I first moved here in 1999, and quickly became a part of Red Sox Nation. It wasn’t overnight, but it was such a part of life here, such a part of the culture, that is was amazing to me. I was not used to this!  Living in the Tampa Bay area, I only know what it is like to have teams that don’t produce any results, so for me New England is Heaven! I have never seen an entire region that LOVES their sports teams as much as they do here. So, when I moved back to Florida for several years, I got to go to almost empty baseball games when the Red Sox were in town, which was great! Seriously, have you ever been to a Red Sox game and it was empty? The Rays have never inspired the kind of insane love for them that the Red Sox have. And never will! It is sad, but it was good for me when I wanted to get to a game cheap!
As far as the Patriots, well, I love them. They are just a great team. Do you know what it is like to be a Bucs fan? Years of ridicule, and frustration! I still love them though, as sad as it is, but they were my first football love. And even though we lost most of them, the games are fun!

Now that I am back in New England, I can enjoy my teams again! Well, at the moment, at least I can enjoy my Pats! Stay tuned next to hear why else I love it here!

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Hello everyone!

I am very new to this blog thing, so please forgive me! I am currently attending SNHU to get my MBA in Marketing, with a certificate in Organizational Leadership. I have my undergrad from USF in Tampa Florida, and have recently moved to New England. I love it!

I am starting this blog for my Social Media class, so wish me luck!

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