As the weather slowly begins to cool down and the nights come sooner, fall brings several traditions that my husband and I enjoy. One of these is visiting our local farmer's market for pumpkins, apples and gourds for decorating.
Last year I baked a pumpkin pie and roasted seeds from our pumpkins, and I think we will do that again this year considering both were so good!
We also take a fall backpacking trip for 4 days and 3 nights during 'fall break' at our school. Last year we went to Mammoth Cave National Park and had a wonderful time watching the leaves fall all around us as we hiked.
We also got to see horses that shared the trail with us!
This year, we are planning a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or Shenandoah National Park (still deciding!).
Some other traditions we are hoping to start this year:
- Planting a fall garden
- taking more hikes
- running a couple 5k road races (since Fall is perfect running weather)
- visiting a pumpkin patch or farm