Monthly Archives: October 2016

Fall Bucket List

fall bucket list

Now that our favorite season is officially here, we at Carrig & Dancer have compiled a fall bucket list, complete with family-friendly activities throughout Washington.

[] Enjoy Fresh Apple Cider

What better way to celebrate fall than sampling fresh apple cider? Lattin’s Country Cider Mill & Farm in Olympia, holds an Apple Festival every weekend in October with games, tractor-drawn wagon rides and other family-friendly activities. While there, you’ll want to sample the farm’s award-winning cider, and bring home a pie or two.

[] Bake Pumpkin Bread

[] Take a Fall Foliage Drive

Some of the most vibrant colors – from vibrant reds and oranges to brilliant golds and yellows – can be found at Mount Rainier in west-central Washington state. Plan on heading out early in the day to avoid crowds. Mount Rainer will certainly have you and your family eliciting “oohs” and “ahhs.”

[] S’mores anyone?

[] Craft with Fallen Leaves

Bring nature’s beauty indoors with DIY leaf art. This project is perfect for kids of all ages. Simply gather some of your favorite leaves and/or flowers, flatten them under a heavy book, copy with a color photocopier, then glue the prints onto inexpensive canvas boards. Pinterest provides other DIY leaf art crafts.

[] Decorate Your Porch for Fall

[] Get Lost in a Corn Maze

Make this fall season unforgettable. Head on over to the Rutledge Corn Maze in Olympia and get lost in their 8-acre Corn Maze. The farm offers activities that are fun for all ages including: Spookley the Square Pumpkin, corn hole games, swings, and rides on their new cow train. When the sun sets, the maze becomes haunted.

[] Visit a Haunted House

[] Ensure Proper Levels of Insulation

Under-insulated homes waste energy and money, harm the environment, and negatively affect the comfort of homeowners. A great place to start improving your home’s insulation is in the attic. Adding insulation to the home’s walls and ceilings is also a simple and effective way to increase energy efficiency.