10 Great Fall Dates
This time of year offers unique date opportunities to enjoy God’s creation, too. Take some time to enjoy His artistic ability with your spouse. Here are 10 Fall Date Ideas for you.
1) Take a drive. Fill a thermos of your favorite hot fall drink, or perhaps some soup, and hit the road. Your destination could be a town or area you’ve yet to explore or just some time to leaf-peep.
2) Find a football game. Grab a blanket and head to a football game. An activity like this gives you some comfortable shoulder-to-shoulder time, like when you are at a movie, but allows you time to chat whenever you’d like. Plus, attending a football game this time of year gives you a great excuse to cuddle up to the one you love. Touchdown! Here’s the ONU Tigers football schedule if you need some definite dates.
3) Watch the change of seasons. Set aside time for the next three weekends to take a walk or bike ride in the same area and watch the foliage change.
4) Enjoy fall fruits. Visit a local apple orchard or pumpkin patch. Many farms have lots of fun activities besides picking out your peck or pumpkin. If you don’t have time to travel out of town, the Kankakee Farmers Market runs until the end of October.
5) Do a photoshoot. This is a perfect time of the year to get colorful pictures of you and your spouse. Make it a date by capturing your memories at one of our local parks. This could also be a good opportunity to take care of your Christmas card photo.
6) Get active with outdoor recreation. Our county’s Convention & Visitors Bureau has a great list of fall outdoor activities available in our area, including horseback riding, fishing and boat cruises.
7) Make and eat fall treats. Spend some time researching online or in a cookbook for some favorite fall recipes that you can make together. Two cooks in the kitchen are not too many when you have several apples to slice and dice!
8) Decorate pumpkins. After your date to the pumpkin patch, set aside an afternoon or evening for decorating. Carve out the slimy innards to create a jack-o-lantern, and then roast the seeds for a snack. Or use paint, glue and/or glitter to jazz up your chosen pumpkin.
9) Find fun at a farm. Some local farms offer a corn maze or hay rides. You’re never too old for this seasonal fun, and it might even be quite romantic without the kiddos crawling all over you!
10) Rake leaves. Do you know you can burn over 250 calories by raking leaves for an hour? Make it a date by volunteering to help a homebound person clean up his/her yard.