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Old Oct 5th, 2001, 01:03 PM
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Hi, Sarah
Just returned to my design studio after a mega appointment at client's home with contractors. I am hungry after reading all this talk of food!
The weather here in Minnesota is already brisk, but tolerable. This time of year is a visual feast of color. The sky is an amazing, intense shade of blue, that is in perfect contrast to the vibrant golds and brick reds of our trees. We also are going to watch our two sons play h.s. football. We are from a small community and as they are strong, big kids, they play both offense and defense. This makes it doubly painful for an empathetic mom who feels every hit that her son inflicts or gets. I pray the whole game that they avoid injury.
Better get my clients furniture ordered. Seeing as how I already have my trip to Italy planned!
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Old Oct 5th, 2001, 01:13 PM
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I'm in Tulsa, Oklahoma where it has gotten quite chilly in the last 24 hours. I think tonight will be our first fire of the season AND a perfect night to open up a bottle of wine we brought back from Chianti! (Are there any other Tulsa Fodorites out there??)

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Old Oct 5th, 2001, 01:23 PM
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Greetings from Phoenix, Arizona, where it has finally "cooled off" to only 94 today! We had the hottest September on record this year. Some of that rain and cool weather some of you mentioned would be most welcome here! I'm at work (it's 2:20 here) taking a break, gazing out the window and reading some of the posts. Ran an errand at lunch and stopped for Chinese food (chicken and veggies over steamed rice). Hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend.

 
Old Oct 5th, 2001, 01:28 PM
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Gloria, I really miss the fall colors in Minnesota, especially along the St. Croix. While not as fantastic as New England (IMO), they're far better than what we have out here in Washington State.

I learned some years ago that the one other part of the world that's supposed to have foliage as colorful and widespread as that in New England is, interestingly, Japan. (I would've guessed somewhere in Europe.)
 
Old Oct 5th, 2001, 01:46 PM
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Hi, from Laguna Beach, California. I'm in my office (a little beach cottage close enough to the ocean to hear the waves in the morning before the traffic starts) - I need to work, but just wanted to check in. My business partner and I went to lunch today at a little pizza place in the heart of Laguna - I had buffalo wings pizza (a mini). Was great! It is beautiful today, in the 70s. Tomorrow I leave for Maine for a week (for business, but I will have some time to drive around some) - hope the weather there is nice. I fly in and out of Boston. Wish me luck!
 
Old Oct 5th, 2001, 01:51 PM
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Capo,
I can understand your missing the colors. This is going to be especially pretty this year as we had plenty of rain. Recently, The Husband and I started at the SE corner of Minnesota, just above Iowa, and drove through the Amish country to the beautiful bluffs of the Mississippi. We stayed on this scenic route to Mpls. I agree, Stillwater on the St. Croix is lovely. Northern Minnesota does rival the NE, IMHO, however. The Northshore beyond Duluth
on Lake Superior is spectacular. A few years ago, we journeyed through Canada, all the way to Cape Breton and PEI. We went down through Nova Scotia, until Maine, and yes, incredible Vermont and New Hampshire. Many beautiful areas.

Well, time to get out the parka for the football game. It's likely to get cold. At least it's not snowing yet. Farther north in Mn, they had snow this morning. It makes the thought of Italy in March seem positively tropical.
Cheers!

 
Old Oct 5th, 2001, 01:59 PM
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Capo,
I would be happy to send you a box of leaves. Perhaps that would make you miss it a bit less?
 
Old Oct 5th, 2001, 02:03 PM
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I am leaving tomorrow for Boston and my first trip to Gnu England to see the fall colors. Any tips Sally?

I'm working from home today, in the San Fernando Valley area of LA. Just finished making and eating aa egg and potato fritata (it was more like a tortilla de Spaņa) and a salad. It has been cool for us (about 68 degress) and overcast, but this is a nice change after the 102 degress we had last week.

OK, back to work. Ciao.
 
Old Oct 5th, 2001, 02:04 PM
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Lynn,

I'm flying to Boston tomorrow too! From LAX at 7:40. How bout you? Have a great trip.
 
Old Oct 5th, 2001, 02:04 PM
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Ah, the colors, the colors. I almost forget it's autumn in Dallas as the "fall foliage" here is quite pale against the spectacular New England palette that I grew up with.

Sure don't miss Boston winters. But right this moment, I'd love to be driving along Route 2A (Concord/Lexington) to see the change of seasons.
 
Old Oct 5th, 2001, 02:10 PM
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russ

Check out website http://www.7almanac.com/articles/fall.html

Todd Gross is local weatherman in Boston (Channel 7). And if you scroll further down on that site, there's links that will provide more info on fall foliage --- peaking where, etc.
 
Old Oct 5th, 2001, 02:18 PM
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Just what is a fritata anyway?
 
Old Oct 5th, 2001, 02:23 PM
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Russ - I'm leaving at 6:45 a.m. from Orange County. Have a great trip!
 
Old Oct 5th, 2001, 02:27 PM
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Robin,

Thanks for the info.

Foodfan,

It is the Italian equivalent of an omelet, although the ingredients are mixed in with the eggs, not enveloped in between them, like they are in the US. In this case, I just cooked some red potatoes in olive oil until they were soft, along with some onion, then just added the scrambled egg. When it is done on one side, use a plate to flip it over and cook the other side for a minute. Buon appetite!
 
Old Oct 5th, 2001, 02:33 PM
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Sarah, thanks for starting an interesting thread ...

I'm leaving work and, looking out the window, it's getting dark and continuing to cool off. The afternoon was a bit rainy and the Cubs lost despite a great outing by Bere and Sammy Sosa hitting his 62nd homerun.

My work friends and I are off to celebrate the ritual TGIF by drinking sangria and eating tapas at Cafe Iberico (I'll think of the Chicago Fodorites while we're there).

Happy weekend to all!
h.
 
Old Oct 5th, 2001, 02:36 PM
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hey russ, I made a frittata for us at lunch. mine was potato and onions with a bit of chevre.
 
Old Oct 5th, 2001, 03:07 PM
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Not too far from Joe here in the SF Bay Area. Chilly and overcast; the sun tried a couple of times but lost.

Canuck: This time last year we were on a cruise ship on our way to Bermuda. Two of our tablemates were from Montreal and we celebrated Thanksgiving with them--turkey and all the trimmings.

Best Wishes New Yorkers--we're with you. I'm sending a check to the Fire Fighters fund.

To all--a great weekend.

j
 
Old Oct 5th, 2001, 03:12 PM
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Greetings from North Bay, Ontario.......located about 250 miles (320 KM) north of Toronto. We are in the peak of fall colours, with the sugar maples putting on a gorgeous display. Our dry sunny days followed by cool dry nights bring on the most vibrant paint pot. Dinner of home-made chili with lotsa Jalapeno peppers and home-made bread just fit the bill.

The birds will get the heels of the bread tomorrow and any crumbs left over. Enjoyable reading on this thread.
 
Old Oct 5th, 2001, 03:19 PM
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Russ,It is fritata for breakfast tomorrow, thanks
 
Old Oct 5th, 2001, 03:20 PM
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Well, robin-k, why don't you just take a little trip up here to check out the fall foliage for yourself! It's just about peak in the mountains of NE, but we are just starting to see color here near 93N and 495. There are a whole row of trees near the cemetary close to my home which are truly stunning at this time of year but, if you blink, sometimes you miss that perfect display of color. I have been keeping my eye on them this year - don't want to miss it! Absolutely need the cheer nature so graciously provides for us during this autumn season. Wherever you all are- enjoy it.
 

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