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Tacos and Maple Syrup

It’s officially fall. The temperature’s dropping, pumpkin spice lattes are back at Starbucks, and I’ve gotten used to the routine of a new semester. Life has been so busy and fast-paced lately that I haven’t had time to step back and enjoy my favorite season. Today I was finally able to carve out a few hours for myself and get off campus, take my mind off school, and treat myself.

After class, my friend and I took the Blue Jay shuttle to the Rotunda, a shopping center/apartment complex in Hampden. Today happened to be the day of Trucktoberfest, where dozens of food trucks and vendors were set up in the Rotunda parking lot.

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Trucktoberfest was packed with people. I was waiting in line for like 15 minutes but it was worth it.

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There were so many trucks to choose from–Caribbean food, gourmet cupcakes, Korean burritos. We walked around for a while, perusing all the different options before inevitably stopping at the taco truck. I got blackened shrimp tacos with corn, red onions, tomatoes, and sour cream, which were delicious and super filling. We sat and talked and ate, serenaded by a live band.

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Afterwards we went to Mom’s, an organic and eco-friendly grocery store in the Rotunda. Definitely on the pricier side, but just stepping through the front door makes me feel healthier.

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Mom’s is clearly getting into the fall spirit too!

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Along with some staple fruits and veggies, I got maple syrup, one of my favorite fall treats and the perfect topping for all the mug pancakes and bowls of yogurt I’ve been eating. The cashier also gave me a free Mom’s reusable bag, and now whenever I go back there and use the bag I’ll get a whole 10 cents off my purchase.

It’s been a stressful week, but the few hours I spent off campus tonight has left me feeling refreshed, motivated, and beyond excited to see what else this fall has in store for me.

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