1. Go hiking. There are so many wonderful places in Ohio to visit during the fall. Last year, Chris and I went to Yellow Springs for a weekend and it was absolutely beautiful. This year I hope to revisit Yellow Springs or head to Hocking Hills to see the beautiful colors and walk the trails.
2. Drink hot cider. Hot cider is one of my favorite things about the fall. Every year we buy it by the gallon. It’s best enjoyed heated on the stove top with a dash of cinnamon… or spiced rum.
3. Visit a pumpkin patch. Every fall I visit Jacquemin Farms to pick up some pumpkins, apples, and pumpkin donuts. It’s such a fun experience to spend some time outdoors and see all the cute kids running around grabbing the perfect pumpkin.
4. Do a fall photo shoot. Every fall I wish I had taken more photos. When Chris and I first started dating, we went on little photo shoot dates all the time to the various parks in and around Plain City. This year I hope to make a point to go out at least once to capture on camera some of the beautiful fall foliage.
5. Go to a football game. This is the first year in a while that I wasn’t able to get OSU tickets. I’m not too sad about it but I do love going to a football game when the air gets crisp. This year, Chris and I decided we will try to make it out to a JA football game… our first since graduation.
6. Bake pumpkin bread. Pumpkin bread is one of my favorite fall treats. I’ve been known to enjoy it other times of year but I haven’t ever actually made it myself. As a huge baker, I find this unacceptable so plan on making some soon.
7. Make s’mores by the fire. Chris and I finally have a yard this fall and thanks to my sister and brother-in-law, a fire pit. We’ve used it a handful of times this spring but haven’t utilized it in a while. It’s perfect for enjoying a small fire to make some delicious s’mores, which are one of my favorite sweets.
8. Watch Hocus Pocus. Hocus Pocus is my favorite Halloween-themed movie. When I was little, I borrowed it from my neighbor so many times that she eventually just gave it to me. I’ve since purchase the DVD so I can enjoy it whenever I want. Every fall I like to make a point to sit down and watch it while enjoying a fall snack, like kettle corn.
9. Use the crockpot. During the fall and winter, most of the meals I make are prepared in the crock pot. Fortunately, we got a really nice, big one for a wedding gift so now I’ll have no problem cramming everything into it. I’m sure we’ll be enjoying lots of chuck roasts (my favorite), chili, soups, and various other warm-weather dishes.
10. Buy a new fall outfit. Aren’t fall clothes just the best? I love being comfortable and prefer fall’s layers to summer’s thin fabrics and short bottoms. I have already treated myself to a pair of Bean Boots but hope to pick up a new sweater or two from Madewell.