All the fall fun shouldn’t just be for kids! Have some adult fun in the fall too. Here are some ideas to help you enjoy the change of the season:
Nature Hike: put on a good pair of shoes and go on a nature hike. Not only will you be able to enjoy all of the changing colours of nature but you will be doing something good for your health. Make sure you pack some light snacks that will give you energy to keep on going! Nuts are always good for you or granola bars. Energy bars are good but be sure to drink plenty of water as well. It doesn’t have to be a long walk, do what you can without hurting yourself. You will be so busy enjoying the foliage that you probably won’t even realize how far you have walked!
Fall Photography: Pack your camera and get snapping! The colours of fall make beautiful pictures. Take as many as your digital camera will allow. Get close ups and take pictures from a distance. Try to capture as many different colours in one frame as you can. Make sure you set your camera to take high quality pictures so that you can enlarge and frame some of your best shots. You might be surprised by what you capture. Don’t leave all the fun to the experts!
Have a Corn Roast: Corn is very inexpensive in the fall. Buy a few dozen and invite some friends over for a corn roast. Have everyone bring an item so that you keep the expenses down. There are many ways to roast the corn so do your research and decide which method will best accomodate the amount of people you intend to have at your corn roast. You can find directions for this on www.ehow.com and punch in “corn roast”. You will find detailed instructions for different methods there.
Attend an Autumn Festival: Most areas celebrate the changing of the season. Search your local papers or on the internet and find a festival happening in your area. Most of them are free of charge or ask for a small entry fee. You can also find different food related festivals this time of year. Most of the harvesting is done and they have to get rid of all the extras so you might as well take advantage of the good prices!
Check Out a Farmer’s Market: Fall is a great time to visit your local markets. There will be plenty of fresh produce to choose from. The pricing is usually at its best because everything is at its peak of ripeness. Just be sure you are ready to do some canning if you buy too much. Because it is so ripe it will spoil quickly and that won’t be saving you any money!
Pick a Pumpkin and Get Decorating: Visit your local Pumpkin Patch and pick out the perfect carving pumpkin. Be sure to roast the seeds – they make a great fall snack. Decorate your front porch or the entrance to your home with pumpkins and indian corn to bring in the changing of the seasons. All of the warm colours of fall will make you feel at home as soon as you enter. Have fun with it and be creative.
Enjoying fall is not just for kids. Do some playing and have some fun yourself!