Fall approaches, my favorite time of the year.
Last weekend, football season got underway.
Tonight, I watched the season premiere of
"Enterprise" (the latest incarnation of the Star
Trek franchise). Next month, a new season of "24"
begins. The weather will begin cooling soon, and
Halloween, my favorite holiday, is just around the
corner. Up north, grape harvest is here, and my
father will pick and press Viognier and Syrah
grapes for the second vintage of Strickland Cellars
next week. And with fall come more travels: the
Morro Bay Harbor Festival, Guadalupe Canyon in
Baja, and a week in Cabo San Lucas.
If I lived elsewhere, I might rue the end of
summer. But here in San Diego, the weather is
nearly perfect year-round, and summer is more
synonymous with crowds than sunshine. In the fall,
the weather remains balmy, but the tourists have
left and the kids have gone back to school. The
beaches return to the locals.
After an autumn spent with my nose in casebooks
last year, digesting concepts like res
judicata and adverse possession, I'm ready to
spend this fall exploring the dirt roads of Baja
and dabbling in the art and science of winemaking
with my father. If you find me at home, or see me
online ("geeking out," as my friend Lory calls it),
tell me to get out and seize the day instead of
wasting it indoors.
Strickland ALL RIGHTS