It has been brought to my attention (dang, that sounded serious. Don’t worry, it’s not.) that the SITSgirls are hosting a back to blogging challenge. This is just what I need! And to top it off, their prompts are actually interesting!
I realize that the post I’m writing today is actually yesterday’s prompt, but I’m a rebel so I’m gonna do it anyway.
1. The Fair: I know this makes me a child, but I have to go to the fair every year. Technically it’s always on a weekend that is still considered summer, but in my book, once I go to the fair it’s officially Fall. Gimme all the lemonade, funnel cake, corn dogs, fries, and 10 trips around on the Ferris Wheel and I’m a happy girl.
2. Lobster Festival: I’m pretty sure this is only a thing where I grew up. Every year, the Rotary Club of the county I grew up in puts on a lobster festival at the end of September. Tickets include two lobsters, a bowl of fried clams, all-you-can-eat hot dogs, hamburgers, and sides, and all-you-can-drink soda and beer. I never miss it. There’s also entertainment, a silent auction, and raffles.
3. Renaissance Festival: As you may know, I’ve already done this. However, I usually go in October and I’m planning to go again this year, so I’m leaving it on the list. Nothing quite says Fall like walking around in hay and mud in cool weather while watching people dressed as wenches and pirates and eating turkey legs with your hands.
4. Pumpkin Patch: Does this require an explanation? As I’ve gotten older I’ve started to care less about picking my own pumpkin and more about going to a farmers market where I can buy a pumpkin and apple cider and apple cider doughnuts. If you’re in the greater DC area, I highly recommend Miller Farms in PG County.
5. Weekend Getaway: Erich and I always try to go away for a weekend in the Fall. Actually, I don’t know if we so much try to do this or if it just always happens that way. Last year it was Williamsburg, but I’m not sure where we’ll go this year. I do know we’re going to Philadelphia after Thanksgiving, so maybe that will be it.
So these are the things I absolutely have to do, otherwise it’s just not Fall. And clearly I like fairs and festivals. There are always things that get added to the list, and they’re different depending on the year. This year we’re adding a trip to visit friends and to go to the Maryland Wine Festival, going to eat crabs before it’s too late, a few concerts, and probably a trip the the winery. Between the months of September and November I usually don’t have a free weekend, but I like it that way.
What’s on your bucket list?