You know it's fall in State College, PA when every store including the grocery store and pharmacy carries Penn State pillows and blankets for sale and large blue signs appear by the sides of the road saying, "Football traffic next right."
You know it's fall in State College, PA when four out of every five kids are involved in one of the FOUR different football and cheerleading leagues. Including your own kid who is otherwise as nerdy as they come.
You know it's fall in State College, PA when it takes you twice as long to take the dogs on a walk because they have to play acorn hockey in between sniffing and peeing and pooping.
You know it's fall in State College, PA because the electricity goes out every third day when another squirrel trying to get creative with the hiding places loses the opportunity to pass on his or her genes by blowing out another transformer with their tail.
And finally, even though it's only August 26th, it must be fall in State College, PA because the local grocery store bakery put out the iced orange Halloween pumpkin cookies today.
What are the signs of fall where you live?