Fall favourites for date night
Posted: Monday, Oct. 08, 2012
Photo by Lora Denton Photography.
Originally from England, Sarah Ryberg has lived in Charlotte for the last 12 years and is a graduate of UNC Charlotte. After two whirlwind weddings - one in Charlotte and another in her homeland - Sarah is settling into married life and learning what it takes to be a Mrs. You can reach Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org
I know we can all feel the weather changing and Im delighted that fall is here! Its my favourite season, so Im excited for excessive amounts of hot chocolate and baking all kinds of delicious fall treats. I know Robert has been hoping Ill make the first pumpkin pie of the year, too. Amidst enjoying the flavours of the season, Im looking forward to the date opportunities the fall brings.
One of my favourite dates with hubby is going to the Renaissance Festival. There is nothing like knights battling for royalty, turkey legs, gorgeous jewelry, crafts and comedic shows to inspire a great start to the season.
Once weve gotten our fill of turkey legs, hubby and I like to pick out our pumpkins. Last year we carved Mario and Bowser from Super Mario. The overall designs came out great, but some of the details fell off as we carved them. I cant wait to pick out our designs for this year and give it another try. It seems more exciting than usual knowing that we have our own place to display them. If you havent already, you should visit Zombie Pumpkins. For a small subscription price, you can pick from a variety of unique pumpkin stencils. Last year we joined for $2 and got our Mario and Bowser stencils. Its great if youre only looking for a couple stencils and dont want to spend a lot.
This season, were making the most of our pumpkin picking experience and going on a hayride, too. Ive never been on a hayride before, and knowing that were going with his cousins and their kids makes it even more fun. Were going to check out Aw Shucks in Monroe. Its only $8 a person and general admission includes hayrides, a corn maze, an animal barn and other fall-inspired activities. I know the kids will love it, especially the big kids (like me).
As Halloween is during the week this year, well probably just stay in and have a marathon of scary movies. However, as you know my affinity for Pillsbury.com, Ive been looking through Halloween-inspired recipes. Im sure Ill be making one of these delicious treats to celebrate the night.
If youre interested in some other fall activities in and around Charlotte, check out NC Festivals.com. They have a whole list of events for celebrating the season!
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