Falling into Tradition

October 25, 2011

Pumpkin spice lattes are back, candy bowls are filled, and Christmas commercials have begun to air. It’s that time of year again!  As a prelude to what will be our Holiday Bucketlist, we’d like to introduce our Fall Bucketlist, as Chicago is now amidst the heart of its Autumn season.  With a bit of chill in the air, and not enough to get frostbite quite just yet, the weather is perfect for apple picking, pumpkin carving, trick or treating and many more enjoyable fall activities.  The hard part is getting out and actually doing all the festive outings, but with a Bucketlist like the one below you can check them off as you go!  So grab your main squeeze, your best friend, or your sister and start checking off your own fall Bucketlist! Apple picking: Take a break from the hustle and the bustle of the windy city and head just one hour south and you will discover County Line Orchard.  Not only can you pick apples at this orchard, you can enjoy live music, sip on hot apple cider and snag a freshly made doughnut from their bakery. http://www.countylineorchard.com/default.asp Pumpkin Carving: Pumpkin Carving can get messy, and well, lets be honest, a little slimy, but the pride in seeing the pumpkin you’ve carved lighting up your stoop or window is like none other! Use the links below as resources for your next pumpkin carving crusade.  http://www.pumpkincarving.org/ http://www.pumpkinfarm.com/ Picnic in the Park: Stop by the local grocer and grab a bottle of wine, freshly baked bread, cheese, and some fall fruits and veggies and head over to Chicago’s “Front Yard”, otherwise known as Grant Park for a picnic.  Get together with friends, take a break from the workday with co-workers, or have a date night at a park nearby and enjoy the fall trees, colors, and weather! http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/root.home/intHomeLink/1/home.cfm