Sunday I was determined to squeeze in every ounce of fall fun I could and I think I succeeded. Sometimes it's a hard choice... do I let myself have some much-needed down time or do I say, "What the heck... Let's have fun!" and just make plans? Even though I was exhausted by the time I got done working Saturday night, I had concocted a day of fun for Jared and I that started bright and early Sunday morning. Sure, we'd be tired when those alarm clocks went off... but nothing that a little caffeine and a lot of fun couldn't fix!
After attending the early church service, we made our first stop at a local farm and garden center. We've passed this place a hundred times but we finally paid them a visit this go around! From the sweet older folks stamping hands at the gate, to the guy pulling the tractor for the hayride, everyone there was so kind and laid-back. That's my kind of people!
There were rides for kiddos and plenty of fun little games that Jared and I took part in. My favorite was launching mini-pumpkins and trying to hit a target, which Jared and I both did! Our prize? A jumbo bouncy-ball that I happen to think is pretty awesome. Try not to be jealous. ;)
We took a hayride through their property and out to the pumpkin patch which I never get tired of. I don't care if I'm 27 (or 77!) I love going and picking out the "perfect" carving pumpkin. Jared and I both got two good-sized ones and we plan on carving them one night this week. Any good sites with templates on them? Typically I just carve a face but I think it would be fun to try something new this year!
Before we left we made sure to say hello to some of the furry creatures on the farm. They were all super friendly and very interested in my camera. I almost lost my lens cap to a llama at one point!
After we'd exhausted Burger Farm, we continue our trek up north to the most-talked about place in the area, I'm pretty sure. Iron's Fruit Farm. This place was brand new to us and even though it was a little bit out of our way it made for a fun afternoon. Two farms in one day?! Gorgeous weather and fun music blaring?! Nothing wrong with that!
We immediately got in line for apple fritters once we got there. The lines were long and slightly intimidating but the staff was quick and prepared for the masses. Once we got our fritters, cider to-go and a couple cups of warm cider we found a picnic table to set up shop. Other than the bee that wanted to attack me and my food, it was a nice little atmosphere!
We'd heard big things about these mouth-watering treats and they ended up being JUST that. Absolutely mouth-watering! I'm sure it helped that the ones we got had just come out warm and fresh, but trust me- the one I had the next day for breakfast was just as tasty ;)
After this, we promptly went into a sugary food-coma for the next few hours. The rest of our evening involved an early dinner at my grandparent's house to celebrate my Uncle's birthday. Can we talk about my grandparents are in their late 70s and still can whip up steaks on the grill with dozens of side dishes and a homemade cake for a crowd?! I stress out if I'm having even two people over for dinner at our place!
I got a lot in early to make sure my job didn't ruin any fall fun :) You only get one chance at fall each year and I don't want it slipping by me! Have you gotten in your fall activities yet??