Lots of folks around Baristaville have already donned their fall garb — even hats and fleece-lined boots — but I’m still clinging to my summer wardrobe despite comments of “aren’t you cold” from the overly concerned general public. Thanks for your worry, folks, but it feels good to me. I’ll give it up when I have to, around the same time I finally turn on the furnace.
I couldn’t win the Furnace Abstinance, contest that’s going on for the 3rd year over in SOMA, via Maplewood Online. I’m not quite that stoic, but I can last a good while if the weather stays mild. Into early November, usually (although I did call the plumber to schedule the annual furnace maintenance).
But after a weekend like this last one, it’s easy to imagine that we’ll get a reprieve from the cold for a while longer.
For Baristanet reader Audrey Weiner, who won our Extend my NJ Summer contest last month, her prize of a Cape May beach vacation helped hold off the change in seasons. We hope you’ll take some vicarious pleasure out of Audrey’s description and photos of her jaunt (after the jump)
My friend Nancy Davis (all the way from Atlanta GA!) and I just got back from a wonderful stay at Carroll Villa Hotel. Our room was beautiful – turquoise wallpaper with gold leaves – very victorian! Mark was a gracious host. The food at the Mad Batter was outstanding, especially the orange and almond french toast. We saw all the victorian houses, shopped on Washington Avenue, went to the Emlen Physick estate, and walked barefoot on the beach. What better way to extend my summer! Audrey
See Audrey’s Cape May slide show here.