Fall is the perfect time for getting things done - and taking time for yourself. You don’t have to worry about the blazing summer heat and winter is still a few months away. Cool autumn days and chilly nights make for perfect conditions to enjoy the outdoors, and spend time with friends and family.
Creating a Fall Bucket List is also a good idea because you can catch your breath before the holiday season begins and your time starts to slip away. Shopping in crowded malls, preparing big meals, and decorating can be stressful, but if you take some personal time you can tackle these tasks you’ll be in a better frame of mind.
Getting outside before the cold and snowy winter arrives is a key bucket list item. Taking hikes on nature trails and biking through a park are great ways to get exercise and enjoy the weather while taking in the natural beauty of the changing leaves.
You can make a day out of it, and bring a packed lunch and drinks for a picnic that doesn’t include ants, files and other pests. It’s a stress-free getaway that won’t cost you much.
While Halloween may be in the rear view mirror, check out local farms and other businesses to see if they are offering hay rides, tours of the property, or any festivities. When you bring a group of friends, it’s always more fun and a chance to spend time together.
Local Shopping Trips
Shopping stores and businesses helps support the local economy, and gives you a chance to find unique gifts and presents that you can’t find at larger big box stores, outlets, and the local malls. You can make a day out of it, and stop for a quick lunch or dinner to cap off the day.
While the nights are cool and crisp, an outdoor party is an excellent idea. Fall themed dishes and drinks don’t have to be complicated - you want to spend time with your guests gathered around a fire pit - not in the kitchen. Your local party stores can be a convenient go-to for decorations and other entertaining ideas.
Regardless of where you live, a long weekend in the country can be the perfect way to wind down and rest. Think about a quaint bed and breakfast situated in scenic locations. You can also consider a weekend in a larger city that offers upscale dining, excellent shopping, and a variety of other activities.
As always, planning ahead can help make the ride and trip smooth - and think about planning stops during your drive. Roadside markets and antique shops are usually worth the visit, and offer another opportunity to purchase homemade gifts that you won’t find online or at the local department or big box store.
Are You Ready for Some Football?
Football and fall go together like cinnamon and cider - and whether it’s high school, college, or pro - going to see a game is a great way to spend a fall day. College and professional stadiums have come a long way, and visiting them can be as enjoyable as watching a game.
Making the most of your Fall Bucket List can provide you with a chance to slow down your life - and create memories that will last a lifetime. Hurry! Old Man Winter is right around the corner!