My top 5 Favorite Fall Activities
This past weekend was one of the best weekends I've had in a really long time. Nothing too extravagant happened, it was just nice being at home with the hubby and puppy with fall all around us. The temps were cooler making perfect brisk mornings for a walk to get coffee on Saturday and a day full of fall activities such as picking apples and ending the evenings with a warm fire, with a blanket wrapped around the two of us and a glass of wine. As much of busy-body that I am, I love random weekends like these. No agenda, do whatever we want, when we want and just truly enjoying each others presence. I took a little breather from my phone - what I really mean to say is, I didn't look at my phone at all this weekend except to look up the take out number (haha) and hours of the fruit farm. It was just what I needed.
Since, fall has commenced here, there was no better idea in my head than to do some of my favorite fall activities. On Saturday we woke up to a brisk morning, hiked on our boots, cozy socks, warmer attire and walked down to get a hot cup of pumpkin coffee with the pup. We both left our phones at home and just talked about anything and everything on our walk. Once we got back from our walk, I insisted we go apple-picking. Last year, we didn't get the chance to hit up the apple picking farms because we bought our house in the early fall and with all the changes we did to the house, we never got around to it. So this year I was super pumped and since it was a chillier day, I knew we had to go! As it always is, it was a blast. Picking the apples off the tree and munching on them as we scout for bigger, brighter apples. Reminiscing in times we did this as kids or as adults when we lived in MA and had to drive 2.5 hours outside of the city to find a farm that let you pick apples. The coolest part of the farm was a cidery built right on the farm. Once we were finished picking all 17 lbs. of apples, we decided we would pop in to see the cidery for a quick drink. Originally, we thought it was going to be like an old-country store where we could get a gallon of cider and some cider doughnuts, but this place came as an amazement. We walked into a grand barn-style bar with an event room to left, merchandise store, hanging art that was for sale and awesome looking bar tables and stools. We sat at the bar and each ordered ourselves a cider that was made at the farm, walked around looking at the art and wandered outside where they had a bunch of outdoor games and a beautiful view overlooking the orchard. To end the perfect fall day, we had a nice warm bonfire in the backyard, all cuddled up in a blanket together. It was the perfect fall weekend.