With fall right here and cooler temperatures, it makes me reminisce over what fall actions we might do as kids.
Soar in a giant pile of leaves, go to drive-in motion pictures and go see the recent air balloons on the native airport. Fortunately, we will nonetheless do most of these issues, except for some drive-ins closing for the season.
I really like having nice recollections with my household from after I was little after which attending to recreate them as an grownup with my circle of relatives now.
Going to the flicks was at all times enjoyable and a deal with rising up, however going to take a seat exterior, with all of your blankets and pillows, and a bucket stuffed with popcorn and snacks was a lot extra enjoyable. Earlier than the film begins, it’s a good time to let the children run round within the grassy areas and run off some vitality earlier than the film.
One other wonderful thing about the drive-ins are they usually have two motion pictures displaying, one for the children after which one for the older viewers. I at all times take pleasure in going nearer to fall to the drive-ins so we don’t get too scorching to benefit from the film.
One other nice possibility for enjoyable within the fall goes to observe native scorching air balloons launch. In my hometown they’ve been doing this for years with an occasion that started off as Mountaineer Balloon Competition and has now was Balloons Over Morgantown. This occasion was at all times a lot enjoyable for little ones. You get to go up near the balloons and see their big measurement and see within the basket to see how the balloons work.
It’s a magical second in my reminiscence seeing all of the balloons flying over the attractive West Virginia hills and disappear into the autumn foliage. I actually consider this occasion would nonetheless wow any youngsters and adults right this moment!
So, in case you are on the lookout for one thing enjoyable to do within the upcoming fall weekends, attempt wanting into drive-ins and the balloon competition. For those who’re on the lookout for a drive-in, simply go to google and discover the closest one close to you that’s nonetheless open for the autumn.
This yr the Balloons Over Morgantown might be Oct. 12-15. Try the web site for extra data balloonsovermorgantown.com and watch The Dominion Put up for articles on the occasion.
ANN BURNS is a Morgantown native, elevating two younger kids along with her husband, Drake. She writes weekly columns for The Dominion Put up. Contact her at [email protected].