Clearly, I love travel. In fact, I thrive on planning trips for my family. However, now that the kids are back in school most of our vacations revolve around school breaks and long-weekends. In the spirit of trying to travel without actually taking a ton of time away from school, I put together a fall “staycation” list.
My kids are pretty serious about the whole concept of a bucket list. You might remember my post about our summer bucket list. Of the 50 activities on the list, I selected 42 items for our family summer bucket list. Why 42? Well, that’s how many clothes pin clips I could fit around my bucket. Guess how many activities we crossed off the list? 41.
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41 awesome activities our family completed this summer.
And guess which one my children can’t stop talking about? Yes, that’s right. The ONE activity we didn’t do.
So, I learned my lesson. In the future, my bucket lists will be scaled down significantly. Therefore, I present our fall bucket list, complete with 10 awesome, fun activities…
- Go apple picking (or apple pickin’ as we say down here in the South)
- Go on a fall foliage drive (see my Best Places to View Fall Foliage post)
- Visit a corn maze…and find our way out without cheating
- Take a hayride
- Picnic somewhere new (in our case, I have my eyes on a semi-local winery that allows you to bring your own food.)
- Visit a local museum on a cold/rainy fall day
- Go to a fall festival
- Pick pumpkins out of a patch
- Take a short hike to a waterfall
- Spend an entire day watching football and eating tailgate food (I had to include this one in order for my husband to buy into the other 9!)
Since I scaled back my list to 10, I am treating these items like travel that I would actually plan. The activities are tentatively marked on my calendar with the hopes of completing all of them before Thanksgiving. Additionally, I have planned a secret list of about 20 fall activities I hope to complete at home. I am not sharing this list with the kids because I know I’ll never hear the end of it if we fail to do ONE!
What activities are on your fall bucket list?
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