Thursday, October 31, 2013

Apple Picking, Pumpkin Carving, and Thiller!

In honor of this fun fall holiday, I am sharing some fun fall activities that I have taken part in over the past few weeks.

Chris and I went to Bowman Orchards a couple weeks ago.  I was shocked they had such a variety of so many different types of apples still there so late in October, but I was glad they did.  I got about 25 apples for such a great price!  Apples are one of my favorite foods so I have been loving having them on hand!


We had fun walking around and picking the best apples off the trees.  Usually by the time we make it to the orchard each year, all the good apples are left at the top and Chris has to get them for me.  This year there were so many still on the trees that I was able to do a majority of the picking. 

After all our hard work picking apples, we ventured over to the store for some hot cider!  I found a caramel apple (my fave!) stand and Chris had an apple turnover.  We got some cider donuts for breakfast, too.  We really had a fun time at this orchard!

Last weekend, Chris and I were back in Kentucky for a few days.  Fortunately, my brother had some spare pumpkins for us to carve!  Brinley painted hers which turned out to be more of a mess than anything, but I think she had least for a few minutes.  Jen made a cool ghost design while Chris and I stuck to the tradition jack-o-lantern face.  Jordan carved a toothless face into a little baby pumpkin for Landon.  It was a fun Saturday morning activity for all of us!

Later that night, we ventured out (minus Jordan since he had to work) to a local Thriller dance parade of zombies that begins near the Kentucky Theater.  This was definitely unique and proved to be a very interesting event.  There was very little direction regarding where it would begin and the very few security officials on site were pretty much useless.  We stood in one area for quite some time thinking we were in a good spot before we eventually realized we would be missing the whole thing if we stayed there.  We quickly scurried to a new spot and had a pretty good view until just a few minutes before the zombies got there and a rush of people crowded all in front of us.  It was a shame because I think it would have been really cool if you had a good view. 

Overall, it has been a pretty fun fall even if I have spent most of it running like crazy.  If I lived in Lexington, maybe I could have hired those zombie to chase me.  If I did that I'd probably be finishing the marathon a lot sooner...haha!  Anyway, it has been a great fall so far.  Hoping to cap it off with an awesome experience at the NYC Marathon this weekend and then officially welcome winter into town.  I mean, it's bound to show up soon anyway so I might as well embrace it, right?

Hope you have a fun night of trick-or-treating or Halloween partying or just eating some yummy candy!  I'll be cheering my black and orange Bengals to another victory working the Thursday night game at the office!  Whatever you do, make it a fun one!

Andrea :)

1 comment:

  1. The parade looks so fun! Also, I'm super jealous that y'all have an orchard to go to! Looks amazing! Happy Halloween!