Fall is finally here! To celebrate the changing of the seasons, my friends, Shannon, Hannah, and I spent a day enjoying some of our favorite fall activities, and embarking on some unplanned adventures.
We started off the day with a quick stop at Trader Joe’s for some snacks (most of which were gone before we got to our first activity) and lunches for a picnic later in the day.
Sidenote: the Cub Scouts that set up camp outside the Trader Joe’s were masters of marketing and I have learned that I will hand over my money to any cute 5-year-old that asks me to buy their popcorn.
After grabbing our food, we began the drive up to our first stop: R&A Orchards.
The drive was… interesting. There was a lot of traffic so we ended up taking backroads to get to the orchard, which meant driving on gravel roads, stopping to pet horses and then being afraid of their owners coming out and yelling at us. Luckily, we had some awesome tunes to keep us occupied: check out this collection of our favorite fall songs!
Mountain Sound – Of Monsters and Men
Hunger of the Pine – alt-J
Step Out – Jose Gonzalez
Sweater Weather – The Neighbourhood
From Eden – Hozier
She Changes the Weather – Swim Deep
Shell Suite – Chad Valley
Transatlanticism – Death Cab for Cutie
Inevitable – Anberlin
Big Jet Plane – Angus and Julia Stone
Bigmouth Strikes Again – The Smiths
Pools – Glass Animals
40 Day Dream – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Temple – Kings of Leon
Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division
Literally anything from The Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack
At R&A Orchards we picked up some fried pies and apple ciders. We were planning on going to another orchard to pick our own apples, but traffic was so bad that we gave up (at one point it was so slow that Hannah was able to jump out of the car, run across the street, buy 2 apple pies and make it back to the car before we even moved 30 feet).
To avoid the traffic, we ended up taking a detour to Buck’s Corn Maze. The maze was really fun and gave us serious flashbacks to The Shining. We also came up with a game where you imagine movies taking place in a corn maze. For instance, imagine Jaws. But in a corn maze. Riveting stuff.
After escaping the maze, we had a lovely picnic and then made the short drive over to Dahlonega for a festival. We bought cliche friendship bracelets and wandered around the town and people-watched and it was a lovely way to end a day spent with some of my favorite people. Check out some pictures from our fall day below!