Last year I dropped the ball on fall. There were quite a few things that I simply forgot to do that are really some of the things that make the season so special. This year, I am not going to neglect any of them because I’m making a list and I’m sticking to it.
One – Being outside in the fall is my absolute favorite. I love the briskness in the air and watching the leaves change. When I was in college I used to visit the nearby state park at least once a week just to get out. I don’t really have anywhere like that in Charlotte and I so miss it. This fall I intend to remedy this by trying out some nearby trails and definitely at least one mountain hike.
Two – Last year I didn’t have one caramel apple. Not one. Major screw up. This is literally my favorite fall treat. I’m going to have about 100 this year.
Three – For some reason, whenever I try to read one of the classics that I haven’t yet, I can never get into them. Pride and Prejudice I can read all day every day, but I can’t get past the 10th page of Great Expectations. This fall, it’s happening.
Four – My absolute favorite thing that we did last year (other than the Harry Potter party, obvs) was going to the haunted trail and pumpkin patch at Scarrigan Farms. There is a rock quarry that you hang out in before (which made me feel like we were in a 90’s teen movie because who hangs out in a rock quarry) and the haunted trail is one of the best I’ve been to. That is saying a lot because I go to at least one a year and am rarely impressed. I cannot wait for us to go again.
What things are you guys looking forward to this fall?