Why Fall is The Best in The Midwest
Nope, we will never get sick of how much we love fall. Sorry not sorry ;) The universal love of pumpkin spice lattes, butternut squash soup, football season, are signs of the fall season across the country. Midwesterners get a special taste of fall; The magazine version of fall if you will. We not only get the taste of fall, but we get to experience everything this marvelously short but sweet season brings.
I always joke to myself in the middle of winter, “boy would it be nice to live somewhere where palm trees grow and the weather is always warm,” as I’m shoveling another foot of snow. Then fall rolls around and there’s not a single place I’d rather be than the Midwest.
Witnessing the leaves change from vibrant green to sunset oranges, reds, and yellows; the feeling as the hot, humidity of late summer transitions to cool, crisp fall days; throwing on your favorite cozy sweatshirt; heading to the apple orchard or pumpkin patch; all traditions only us Midwesterners get to experience.
I’d personally take everything fall offers over palm trees any day ;)
And so, in honor of fall arriving in the Midwest, I wanted to share a list of my favorite things about fall along with some products you’ll find in our shop as you begin welcoming this marvelous seasonal transition.
Game days! - We are lucky to live just blocks away from Camp Randall here in Madison, Wisconsin where the Badgers play. Something I know my kids have cherished growing up was getting to hear and feel the stadium’s excitement. There truly is nothing like game day in Madison! We have the best Wisconsin gear perfect for game days here at GG. Some favorites are the NEW Game Day sweatshirt and the handmade Wisconsin hats found in our shop.
Pumpkin patches - Oh yes, the days of heading to pick out our favorite pumpkins for the front porch. There is just something special about getting to pick them out yourself. It’s the best activity to do with kiddos! Watching their faces light up as they pick out their favorite pumpkins is something I hold close to my heart. We LOVE Eugster’s Farm right here in Stoughton!
Apple cider donuts - Need we say more? The most delectable treat during the fall months. The truest taste of fall in my opinion. Ever tried to make your own? Well you’re in luck! We carry an Apple Cider Donut Baking Mix right in our shop for the perfect family-fun activity.
Cozy sweatshirts - A word that describes fall: layers. Ya feel me? When the weather is cool in the morning but warms up during the day, having a cozy sweatshirt on hand is the best. And you know we have the best selection of sweatshirts, both hoodies and crewnecks for whatever you prefer. A ton of NEW sweatshirts for the fall have dropped in our shop you don’t want to miss!
The colors - The colors are always much too short. Pictures truly never do fall colors justice. Going on fall hikes is my favorite way to experience fall and all of the color changes. Some favorite hiking spots in the area are Devils Lake, Governor Dodge, or even just a simple walk or bike through the Arboretum or Picnic Point. Just throw on our Take a Hike sweatshirt and you’re ready to go!
I could go on and on about all the things I love about fall but wanted to keep this short and sweet! I hope this list inspired you to get out and enjoy the wonderful fall season.
What are some of your favorite things about fall? Share below!
Make sure to stop by our shop to explore all the fall-inspired products… and maybe even get ahead on some holiday shopping ;)