Adventures Abroad

Adventures Abroad
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

October Fun

As I walked outside with my cup of coffee, I noticed an orange leaf fall to the ground in front of me. I picked it up and looked around. It is October and fall is in the air. What should you do to enjoy October? How about you travel back to your childhood years.
1/2 of my family

When I say travel back to your childhood I am not talking about costumes, but pumpkins. Every year my family travels to a pumpkin patch to pick out pumpkins to carve. It becomes an all day event at the Belvedere Plantation. We bring the kids so they can ride ponies, make scarecrows, pet farm animals, enjoy corn mazes, and of course, travel to a field of pumpkins to yank one off a vine!

Me carrying all the pumpkins for $26.99!
There are many farms that allow people to enjoy the festivities of October. The farm my family goes to is located in Fredericksburg, Va. called the Belvedere Plantation. There is a small fee to get in, but the festivities are free. The pumpkins are not over priced and if you carry all you can 3 steps, then you get them for $26.99. I have been stuck carrying all the pumpkins 3 steps for 3 years now.

My advice is don’t be scared to still be in touch with your childish side. Carving pumpkins is a fun activity and when you are done you can bake the pumpkin seeds! Click for a recipe! Remember to take a break from your busy lifestyle and have a little fun!

Do you have any good fall ideas?


  1. I would love to be in touch with my childish side. It's getting harder when you are an adult. What is your advice for making myself feel like a kid once in a while?

  2. Serge,

    To start, my advice for you is:
    1) Think about what you liked as a child
    2) Did you have family traditions (i.e. decorating, creating, etc.)?
    3) Your Friends are a good way to help relive
    4) Don’t be scared!

    For the month of October you can:
    1) Check out costume parties
    2) Carve pumpkins and bake the seeds
    3) Decorate your place with silly decorations
    4) Leave candy out for the kids on Halloween night
    5) Watch silly Halloween movies (i.e. Hocus Pocus, Scary Movie, Young Frankenstein, or Death Becomes Her)

    -The secret to being in touch with your childish side is to have fun and not worry about what people may think.