Earlier in the season I shared my list of Fall bucket list activities and today I’ll quickly recap what we checked off and what we didn’t. We left a few things undone, but I still feel like we had a fulfilling fall season. Plus, it’s not completely over yet! There’s still time to squeeze in a couple of these!
Here’s what was on our list:
☑ Pumpkin Patch
Definitely checked this one off! We went as a family once and I got to go with Raley on a field trip another time. We had a blast both times!
☐ Beirgarten Stein and Dine
Unfortunately we never got around to making it to the Beirgarten this year. Maybe next year!
☑ Huntsville Botanical Garden Scarecrow Trail
The girls and I made a couple different trips to the garden to see the scarecrows and play. They both loved the huge dragon made out of pumpkins!
☐ Huntsville Botanical Garden BOO-tanica
We ended up skipping this event because our Fall Festival at church was at the same time. We could have probably made it to both, but we decided to skip BOO-tanica and go to the Halloween Bash the night before instead.
☑ Namaste Cafe at The Camp
I went once with my friend Erica and really enjoyed it! I had intended to go other times, but it never worked out.
☑ Madison Church of Christ Fall Festival
We had a great time at the fall festival this year!
Of course we went trick-or-treating! Such a fun night!
☐ Take a train ride at the North Alabama Railroad Museum
We still have not caught a train!! I’ve been wanting to do this for years, but then when it comes time for it we end up being exhausted from other activities or just not wanting to spend the money. Maybe next year.
☑ Drink all the Starbucks fall drinks
I drank my fair share of PSLs and Salted Caramel Mocha. I still need to try the toasted white chocolate mocha. Right now my favorite is peppermint (Christmas in a cup).
☐ Jump in a pile of leaves
We haven’t had a chance to do this yet this year. It seems like it rained for about 2 weeks straight here. There’s still a chance we can check this one off though!
☑ Drink apple cider slushies (and regular apple cider too!)
Check and check!
☐ Go apple picking
All of our weekends ended up being pretty busy and we never got around to apple picking this year.
☑ Make pumpkin bread
I’ve made a few batches of pumpkin bread so far, and plan to make at least one more!
☑ Watch spooky movies
We watched the heck out of Hocus Pocus and Nightmare Before Christmas! We also binged on The Haunting of Hill House, which was so good!
☑ Walk the greenway
We enjoyed a couple walks through the greenway, although it was still quite warm most of the way through October. Our favorite one is right beside a cotton field, and the girls got to see cotton being picked, which they thought was cool.
☑ Carve pumpkins (then bake the seeds)
They requested “Jack Skeleton pumpkins” this year, so that’s what they got! The baked seeds ended up coming out pretty good this year.
How did you do on your fall bucket list? Did you check off everything you wanted to do? Tomorrow I’ll be sharing my Christmas bucket list! I know it’s not quite Thanksgiving yet, but I am fully in the holiday spirit already!