Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Autumnal Equinox

The leaves are just starting to turn on Mt. Merino, and fall officially begins tomorrow night at 11:09 p.m. After a long, hot summer, the cool nights and the chill in the early morning air are welcome, but there are a few things that come with fall that are not so welcome: the departure of some of our favorite things.

Lick, Hudson's favorite ice cream parlor, has announced that they will stay open at least through Columbus Day weekend. After that, no more visits to Lick for ice cream until spring. Remember, though, that Lick typically ends the season with a pint sale, so you can stock your freezer and not be without your favorite ice cream through the long, bleak winter.

Brian Branigan has announced that Tortillaville will only be in Hudson for another five weekends, through the middle of October. After that, the tortilla wagon heads to the Florida Keys for the winter, to return in April. If you can't follow Tortillaville to Florida, there's a nearby indoor alternative for those who like Mexican food for lunch: the Cafe at the Hudson Supermarket.

Perhaps most depressing, Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 7. Soon both morning and evening dog walks will have to be taken in darkness, with no stopping at Lick for treats.

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