By Michele Stillwell, Director of Marketing and Accounting at MEDiAHEAD
I absolutely love Fall as it is my favorite season. What about you? The fresh fall air, the smell of a fireplace burning, the leaves changing, caramel apples, smores, going to the pumpkin patch and getting apple cider and apples.
Fall reminds me of when I was little.
Every fall, my family and I would take a trip to Wisconsin and go get apples, cider and cheese. We would then head to the nearest park and sit at a picnic table and eat cheese, crackers, apples and sausage and drink apple cider. Occasionally we would get a caramel apple! It would be such a treat for us.
We would then drive through Wisconsin and look at all the beautiful trees and all the colors. I remember this like it was yesterday.
Today, the tradition for me is to go to Branson every fall with the ladies.
We head down right around the time the Fall Festival hits Silver Dollar City and stay for about four days. It’s a group of girls and moms, and we would always say we didn’t need to buy anything but… We always come home with a car full of great crafts, pictures, and things we probably didn’t need but had a great time finding and buying. We’ve done this for more than 20 years!
I’m elated when fall comes and I can go outside and look at my trees and see the colors. Squirrels are busy burying their nuts for the winter. We have a few maple trees and from what I’ve heard, the amount of sugar in the leaves is what turns their leaves so incredibly vibrant.
Going on walks in the fall is so refreshing, breathing in all the fresh air and enjoying being outside. This also reminds me of when I was little.
Spending time with grandparents.
We would go to my grandma and grandpas house for Thanksgiving in Sioux City, Iowa every year. After our Thanksgiving feast, my grandpa would always take us kids for a walk. They lived on top of a mountain (I thought it was a mountain, it really was just a huge hill.) We would always stop and look at the honeysuckle plant growing on the side of his garage. We would walk on a path down the hill from their back yard then go down and around the hill, head to the park, play for a while then we would have to walk back up the “mountain”.
I remember how refreshing that was. Every year, I looked forward to that walk with my grandpa.
I’m looking forward to a lovely Thanksgiving with my family this fall and hope you and yours are too. Maybe you already have thanksgiving traditions, or might be time to start new ones together.
From our entire team at MEDiAHEAD, please stay safe and have a Happy Thanksgiving this beautiful fall.