Wednesday, September 23, 2015

It's a New Season. Welcome, Autumn (a/k/a Fall)! and our Fall Bucket LIst

Welcome the first day of Fall.  At 4:21 a.m., while most of us were still sleeping, Autumn
arrived here in Pennsylvania, the most colorful leaves of red, yellow and orange have begun to decorate the scenery.  Taking a drive through the hills of PA is breathtaking.  There is so much beauty.  The temperatures are changing, it’s getting cooler.  Dusk arrives sooner – we know this because at the beginning of summer, the drive-in movies were beginning around 9:15, now they start around 8:30. 

With the arrival of Autumn comes a new bucket list.  Our Fall Bucket List.  Here’s our ideal list.  We hope to mark off many! 

Fall Bucket List
  • Visit a pumpkin farm, get lost in the corn maze, drink apple cider, go for a hay ride
  • Pick Apples at a local farm
  • Make applesauce and apple dumplings with those just picked apples
  • Host a Halloween Party, bob for apples, play the doughnut game, dress up, have fun
  • Go Trick or Treating
  • If your local Zoo hosts a Boo Zoo - attend
  • Carve pumpkins
  • Decorate for the Fall season and in particular, Halloween
  • Fall festivals
  • Make a batch of hot chocolate for those chilly evenings
  • Rake the leaves, then jump!
  • Watch scary movies
  • Go for a hike, or just a walk —the sight: the most colorful leaves; the scent: the air is so crisp it just smells clean; plus the occasional whiff of fireplaces being lit or piles of leaves being burned
  • Bake loaves of pumpkin bread
  • Buy squash, cook up a pot of soup
  • Light Fall Scented candles all around the house.  Yankee Candle has the most delightful scents
  • Decorate the porch with haystacks or hay bales, mums, pumpkins
  • Roast pumpkin seeds
  • Begin your homemade gifts now
  • Make a really big pot of chili.  Freeze a batch or two for later in the month.
  • Treat yourself to a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte.  Yum.

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