In our neck of the woods, the Northeast, we normally have fairly cool Fall seasons. This time of year is filled with festivals that celebrate the harvest and cultures such as German and Irish. I think this is due to the fact that many of the European cultures settled this area to begin with. One of our favorite things to do as a family is attend the various Octoberfest celebrations in the area. This year, however, it has proven to be less enjoyable due to the freaky weather we have been experiencing. Where we normally have 50’s to 60’s, we have had upper 70’s to 80’s. I love dressing in jeans and sweatshirts while taking in the traditional music, foods and beverages. This year, I am walking around in shorts, sweating like crazy and drinking water instead. I wish there were indoor celebrations where they could use the air conditioner to make the festival feel more like it normally does. They could cool the room to sixty degrees and decorate with fall foliage. I am sure it would be costly but I think they would make it up in no time from the sales of food and beer. When I think of Fall I feel warm and cozy so feeling hot and sweaty is a real bummer. I wonder what they do in warmer climates to celebrate the Fall season. Maybe they treat it just like summer. I just wish that Mother Nature would turn on the natural “air conditioning” so we could enjoy out time outside more. Until that happens we will continue to run our HVAC system at home as well.