Take Advantage of Autumn

It’s here – halfway through October and we’re finally starting to get the weather that makes us glad we live in Arizona. After a summer living in air conditioning, it’s time to expand your life to take advantage of our autumn weather. Here are a few suggestions.

Open your windows. Although it’s still warm in the middle of the day, the weather in the early morning and later in the evenings provide free cooling. Open some windows and any doors that have security screens. Look for opportunities to create cross ventilation. Run a few fans to draw in the cool fresh air.

Take a walk. Once again, early mornings and evenings are lovely. Have you been thinking of starting an exercise program? Walking is a great way to begin. Start by walking around the block and then add distance over time. If you have a dog, take him or her along. Exercise is important for pets too.

Visit a farmer’s market. Locally grown produce and meats, homemade baked goods, crafts, herbs and other surprises can be found at farmer’s markets all over the Valley. Many of the food trucks that are popping up in Phoenix and communities all over the country take advantage of these markets to park and sell their wares, so you can snack while you shop.

Eat outside. You can plan breakfast or dinner in your own backyard, or dine al fresco in one of many restaurants with patios and other outdoor spaces. And as you sit down to enjoy a meal with the sky above you; you can remind yourself why you chose Arizona for your home.

At Fulton, we love it here too.