Category Archives: Holidays

Fall Fun Day

On October 8th, my kids and I had our Fall Fun Day, where we visit Whispering Orchards for apples and cider, Parnell Tower for views of the countryside, and Spieker’s to buy pumpkins. We had a beautiful fall day and all of these venues were crowded with other people also having a fun fall day! Wisconsin is beautiful in the fall!  I love living near the Kettle Moraine State Forest, which is where Parnell Tower is located.

10-08-16 Apples at Whispering Orchards

10-08-16 Apples at Whispering Orchards

Pumpkins at Whispering Orchards

Pumpkins at Whispering Orchards

10-08-16 Maple Tree at Whispering Orchards

10-08-16 Maple Tree at Whispering Orchards

10-08-16 Pretty Trees at Parnell Tower

View from Parnell Tower 10-8-16

Parnell Tower

10-08-16 Dawn on Parnell Tower

Dawn on Parnell Tower

10-08-16 Maple Tree Near Parnell Tower

Maple Tree Near Parnell Tower

10-08-16 Sumac at Parnell Tower

10-08-16 Sumac at Parnell Tower

10-08-16 Colorful pumpkins and gourds at Spiekers

Colorful pumpkins and gourds at Spieker’s.

It’s late fall

The weather is cooling off, but still gets into the 40s during the day. I keep thinking I don’t need my winter jacket, but tonight it’s in the high 20s, so it’s pretty cold out!  I’m all bundled up sitting by my computer in the basement.  We had a little dusting of snow last week.  It’s all gone now.  Some places in southern WI had about 11-17 inches of snow.  We got about an inch in Sheboygan.

The kids are both driving now and snow makes me nervous.  The snow we did get, didn’t cause snowy roads.  It melted on the pavement, so they haven’t driven in snow just yet. I just got a different car, a 2012 Camry and I have yet to see how it drives in snow, too.   We needed an extra car because everyone is driving now.

Sarah is excited about Christmas.  Her room is al dolled up and she has been listening to Christmas music all the time.