Where to Spend a Sunny Fall Day Near Central: Sligo Creek Stream Valley Park
Montgomery County's Sligo Creek Stream Valley Park is one of the area's most popular destinations for outdoor recreation, and a quick accounting of its attractions makes it quite clear why. The park, which dates back to the 1930s, follows the Sligo Creek as it winds toward the Anacostia River. The park’s most utilized feature is probably the Sligo Creek Trail, a ten-mile paved path that provides vital pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure for the local community, while also preserving natural habitat space for native flora and fauna. In addition to the trail, you'll find picnic areas and playgrounds placed along the water's edge, as well as facilities for golf, tennis, basketball and other recreational activities. Even better, since sections of Sligo Creek Parkway are currently being closed to automobile traffic, there’s even more space for locals to enjoy all that the park has to offer. Check the website for a map and park regulations.
Football Sundays Call for Crispy Chicken From Silver Spring Wings
Game night simply wouldn’t be complete without an order of wings. But who says you have to wait for Superbowl Sunday? At Silver Spring Wings, newly opened on Distribution Circle, you can get your wings (or tenders) with more than a dozen sauces and seasonings.
Your wing nights will be better than ever with Silver Spring Wings’ naked or classic boneless wings (or, if you prefer, their battered chicken tenders). Depending on the style you choose, you’ll be able to order between four and thirty pieces in a batch. They offer traditional flavors, like classic buffalo, parmesan peppercorn, or BBQ, as well as more unconventional options like their “hot jet lag,” mambo, or old bay buffalo sauce. And, of course, you can’t forget their must-have sides like potato wedges, cole slaw, or even house-fried rice.
Customers have already gone to Yelp to share their experiences and favorites. As one reviewer puts it, “I said they're delicious right? What're you waiting for? Go eat here.” From “great wings” to “my favorite wing place in the DMV,” there’s no end to this enthusiasm in sight.
How to Refresh Your Apartment Closet for Fall
Getting ready for a new season is always a process, one that should include cleaning out your closet. In order to prepare for the impending cooler weather, spend some time organizing your wardrobe. Follow these steps to make the process simple.
Gather your materials. Before you get started, take stock of what you need. Maybe bins for your sweaters would be helpful, or perhaps a shoe organizer to hang over the back of the closet door would cut down on the chaos. Make sure you have everything on hand before the organization begins.
Trim the excess. Next, sort through your clothing. Pack away anything you won’t need until spring, and donate items you don’t wear on a regular basis. A good trick to discern what is and isn’t essential in your wardrobe: turn all of your hangers in the same direction, and then when you wear something, place it back in the closet with the hanger pointing the opposite way. Then you’ll easily be able to suss out the obsolete pieces.
Put together grab-and-go outfits. Now that you’ve either donated or packed away anything that won’t be an autumn essential, it should be easy to put together a few cool-weather outfits. Aim for a mix of styles so you always have something easy to throw on, regardless of the occasion—from a stroll in the park to a day at the home office. Having these outfits ready to go eliminates stress when you’re in a hurry.
Organize everything else by category. Whatever doesn’t fit into your collection of fall ensembles should be stored in an organized fashion. For example, fold all sweatshirts and put them in bins next to each other. Do the same for jeans. Hang blouses or buttondowns together, corral skirts or suits in the same spot, and shuffle dresses to one side of the closet.
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