October Recap

October 27, 2014

(via Pinterest)
 I've been doing a bunch of fun autumnal things in the past few weeks, and I wanted to share them with you all, and get us all in the fall spirit!

(Me and my friends before paddle boarding)

1. Scarowinds and White Water Rafting!
A few weeks ago I went to Scarowinds, with a group of my friends through Leader's Club at the YMCA! Carowinds is an amusement park, and near Halloween they turn it into a "haunted" amusement park. I'm usually not a huge roller coaster person, but during this trip I broke out of my comfort zone and rode of bunch of rides I normally wouldn't! I also enjoyed a super scary haunted house! During this trip we also went white water rafting at the U.S. National White Water Rafting Center in Charlotte, NC!  It was super fun doing a bunch of outdoors-y activities such as white water rafting and paddle boarding! Paddle boarding was my favorite, and a lot harder and more fun than I though it would be. I'm typically not the most athletic and adventurous person, but I'm trying to change that and paddle boarding was a great experience!

(Our team photo)
2. Football Games and Powder Puff!!
This year my school participated in Powder Puff Football, which means that the girls form their own team and play a game of flag football against another grade. I'm a sophomore, which means my team played the freshman, and although we were ready to destroy them, we lost 21-28. Aside from cheerleading and a season of middle school softball, I've never really been on a sports team, so going to practices and playing on the field was super exciting for me! My school has also been doing a great job in football this season, we were undefeated until a few weeks ago, and attending the games with my friends has been a blast!

(my brother's boogey man pumpkin)
3. Pumpkin Carving!
Yesterday, my brother, my sister, and I carved Disney themed scary pumpkins. I attempted a Jack Skellington pumpkin, although it didn't turn out so great, and my siblings did Boogey Man pumpkins that are spectacular! I've been looking forward to decorating pumpkins all month, and it was a great family activity to do!

(Panorama shot from the top of the Ferris Wheel)
4. North Carolina State Fair!
The State Fair is a must fall event for any native North Carolinian! I love going to the fair for the experience, the food isn't great and I'm not sold on the safety of the rides, but playing games and going up on the Ferris Wheel with my friends is something I will never get tired of!

5. Fall Food!
Between Stouffer's Mac and Cheese (a recent favorite), Pumpkin Pancakes, and Hot Chocolate I've been loving the crisp weather and the flavors it brings! 

There's still a good month and half left of fall, and I plan to do so many more autumnal things, maybe I'll do a part two of this post when the season ends! I've yet to do Halloween, Fall Pie Baking, Apple Picking and a plethora of others! Leave me a comment letting me know some of your favorite fall things to do!

xxLauren

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