They say Summer is the time to be doing outdoor activities, but who wants to even step outside when it is over 90 degrees, sometimes even over 100 degrees?! Unless you’re in a pool or at the beach cooling off in the water, that is the only reason I can think of wanting to do any outdoor activities. Now that it’s September and September marks the beginning of the fall, which means cooler weather, there are plenty of activities to do without even having to break a sweat.
Not only does September mark the beginning of fall, but I can only think of one thing when I think of September. All guys should know this answer! Have you guessed it yet? FOOTBALL! Though some women may dread it while others love it just as much as the guys, forget about watching the guys watch football, and bring them outside to play a little game of your own. Round up family and friends and watch y’all have a ball! And you’ll also even get a little workout out of it, which is always a plus.
Once you’ve done playing your game of football, you can unwind and relax by going on an autumn nature walk. Embrace the cool, crisp weather as you walk past the now changing leaves and view nature’s beauty. If you have children, nieces or nephews, or even younger siblings, you can have them collect the fallen leaves to create an art project, or even put in a scrap book later on for memories.
One of the first things I think of when I think of fall is pumpkins, can you agree? Take the kids, some friends, or even your significant other to a pumpkin patch for a holiday tradition. Each person picks out a pumpkin to carve, paint, or decorate however they like, to be displayed at home. Bring the fall from outside, inside! You can even go to corn mazes, where the corn is so high, you may have some laughs trying to find your way out.
When I think of fall, I think of my mother in the kitchen with the sweet smells of apple pies baking. Help your mom out by going apple picking and bring them home to her to turn into yummy desserts. This is a great activity for children to learn about how apples grow, change colors, and everything else dealing with harvesting apples. Maybe they can even help out later in the kitchen with making their very own homemade apple cider.
Last, but not least, there are hay rides for children and adults of all ages! Some hay rides may even include live animals with petting zoos, which children and even adults can enjoy. Some farms that provide hay rides may even have a little “haunted” maze among there land that can also be fun for a scare or two. And at the end, what better way to end the adventure than by sitting by a bonfire and roasting marshmallows? Can I have s’more?!
Ashleigh Argo, Office Manager at Arning Lawns, a lawn care company based in Friendswood, Texas