Boo at the Zoo

We did something new this year – Boo at the Zoo in the heart of DC! While a fan of their Zoo Lights holiday evenings, we opted for a sugar-focused night with 30 trick-or-treat stations. After we were done, we had enough candy to pass out on Halloween!

Fall Festival Pros

The more you hit up a place, the more you learn how to maximize your fun. We did just that with another trip to Cox Farms. All in all, it was our seventh trip. We hit all our highlights in record time and made the most out of our fall fair day with cousins!

Apples, Apples and More Apples

Not since Colin was in utero had we been to Hartland Orchard, but the visit was worth the wait! We had our pick of apples, some cider doughnuts, a tractor ride and lots of treats to make afterwards!

Two Trick or Treats

The boys enjoyed back-to-back trick-or-treating with a Trunk n Treat put on by the county and then some nearby neighborhood fun on the big day – Halloween! The boys were committed to their Mario Kart theme and managed to score more candy than they could possibly eat in a year!

Getting in a Fall Festival

With all of the baseball and birthday fun, it was proving challenging to get in a local fall festival. But, we snuck a great one in – Cox Farms – with cousins. Slides, hayride, apple cider donuts…what’s not to love?!

Freedom in Fall

While the cats were away, the little mice played (with Nanie and Pop Pop)! A highlight was Summers Farm in Frederick and time in front of the fire!

A New Fall Destination

For the first time in two years, Megan and Brian got away and enjoyed a fall weekend somewhere new – Bedford, PA. We happened to be in town for the big Fall Foliage Festival, but mainly enjoyed the resort grounds and an afternoon in nearby Cumberland. Nothing like sleeping in and no alarms, the crisp…

Fully Fall in SW Virginia

While away for the weekend, we had a rare treat – a visit to a pumpkin patch and corn maze – to fully embrace fall. Overlook Produce and Farm Adventures, outside of Harrisonburg, had tons of pumpkins to pick from and a fun but slightly challenging corn maze. Here’s a recap…

Fall Fun Without the Festival

Fall festivals look very different this year. A favorite – Cox Farms – redesigned their fall experience to be drive through “hayride” and curbside market. They did a great job organizing a fun experience, and even provided space for a few safe photo opportunities and key fall items, including pumpkins, apple cider and doughnuts!