Monday Musings: Fall Family Fun
It's time for a little fall family fun. If you're not knee deep in pumpkin spice and picked apples, then maybe you haven't found the right festivities for your family. If so, we're here today for a refresh of all the autumnal activities to consider.
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ―L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
Apple Picking - Take your kids to pick apples and then try and eat them all before they go bad (or just share with the neighbors).
Pumpkin Carving - Attempt to bring some artistry to your front porch by carving or decorating your pumpkins. When in doubt, kits are also available.
Trunk or Treat - This is basically Trick or Treating with your favorite people in the parking lot of your school or church.
Fall Festivals - Most communities offer lots of outdoor gatherings this time of year, making it a safe, socially distanced way to enjoy Art Shows, Craft Fairs, Fall Festivals or Beer Tastings.
Firepit - An evening in the backyard with marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers is a low-key way to enjoy the season.
Wineries - Take a trip with friends when the daytime weather is still warm, and enjoy some local wine and outdoor music.
Oktoberfest - Lots of places offer a take on Germany's Oktoberfest, usually including craft beer and live music.
Outdoor Sports - Maybe you can catch a playoff MLB game or participate in a fall 5K. For us, fall means outdoor soccer and the start of hockey season.
Day Trip - Each part of the country features different seasonal changes, but if you live in an area where the leaves change, a drive can be a great way to enjoy the fall.
“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” ―F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby