I had a great tip last week when I heard Starbucks was launching their Pumpking Spice Lattes (PSL for the real fans) earlier than normal. Usually it's launch and announced early September. My source informed me that today (August 28) was the day they were allowed to sell them. So what did I do? I gathered some of the sales people and, of course, Brad dot Burley to come celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. We headed over to the Golden Nugget Lake Charles to get our Pumpkin Spice on! Now, for purists, I understand that there is nothing like the crisp autumn breeze and a PSL to make it really feel like Fall. To mimic that, we just turned the AC down in the Gator Truck.

The barista laughed at me as I got super excited to order the year's first PSL, and seems creepily surprised that I knew it was available today. My first sip instantly took me to cooler weather, until we walked outside and I started to sweat.

Happy Pumpkin Spice Latte Day everyone!