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  FUN THINGS YOU CAN STILL DO THIS FALL (EVEN DURING A PANDEMIC)
By: Lisa Milbrand
Here are some of the best things to do this fall, whether you’re social distancing, staying at home, or trying to keep activities outdoors, so we can keep celebrating the season – even if it’s an autumn like we’ve never seen before.
• Go apple picking (socially distanced, of course). • Take a hike.
• Drink (spiked?) hot apple cider.
• Take a drive to check out the changing leaves.
• Make a big pot of chili.
• Carve or decorate pumpkins.
• Enjoy pumpkin spice everything.
• Write down what you’re thankful for.
• Bake an apple or pumpkin pie.
• Trade in your sandals for a cute pair of boots.
  • DIY a cool Halloween costume (and then do a family photo shoot).
• Enjoy a faux tailgate in your driveway.
• Make a delicious beef stew.
• Get a head start on your holiday shopping.
• Boo your neighbors by sneaking little treats to
• Pick out a new cozy sweater.
• Make caramel apples or snickerdoodles.
• Savor cider doughnuts.
• Enjoy some homemade soup with a grilled
their doorstep.
• Watch all the old Halloween TV specials.
• Have a marathon of Halloween movies on
cheese.
• Plant bulbs for your spring garden.
• Learn to knit or another new skill.
• Create a fall-themed wreath.
• Snuggle under a cozy blanket with a cup of tea
Netflix.
• Adorn your table with gourds.
• Collect the prettiest fall leaves and preserve them.
• Gather with loved ones (in person, if it’s safe, or
and a good book.
• Rake together a pile of leaves – then leap into it. • Deck your halls (and your yard) with a little
virtually) to give thanks.
spooky décor.
Publisher’s note: What can you add to the list? I’ve got a few ideas planned with the grand children for sure.
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