The end of summer always brings changes. Kids are back to school and days are getting shorter. In some parts of the country the nights are cooler and the leaves have already begun to change color.
Here in Laguna Beach the change isn’t so much in the weather as it is the number of people in town.
Though we love that everyone loves Laguna as much as we do, in the summer months we have a big influx of visitors. Which means that parking is often at a premium and we wait a bit longer for a table at our favorite restaurants.
This time of year everything slows down a bit. The days are still warm and the sky is that gorgeous saturated southern California blue. Still there’s plenty to do.
One of my favorite fall traditions here in Laguna is the annual Chili Cook-Off and Pet Parade. There are all varieties of chili offerings, judged by local celebrity judges, followed by the pet parade. Prizes are awarded to Most Handsome Male, Prettiest Female, Cutest Baby, Best Costume, and Most Gorgeous Senior Pet. Such fun!
What are some of the end of summer changes where you live?
Do you have a favorite fall tradition or a festival that you look forward to attending?