Today, I’m linking up with Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC, Cynthia at You Signed Up for What and Mar at Mar on the Run for the Friday Five linkup. Each week, the link up has a different theme, and everyone gives their personal insight on the same subject.
This week is Free Friday, so I’m writing a Fall Bucket List. We’re lacking Fall weather in Charleston, but a girl can dream, right?
Go to a football game
Nothing says Fall like football. Clay and I are huge South Carolina Gamecocks fans, but I’m not one to turn down any sporting event, especially not football games. We try to make it to Williams Brice Stadium each year to see the Gamecocks play, but we haven’t been in a few years and it’s time to change that!
Last year, Clay’s high school football team went to the state championship game, so we traveled to Columbia to see them play. If they go back, we will too!
Visit our grandparents
Our grandparents live in North Carolina, and we hope to visit them soon. They are biologically Clay’s grandparents, but I’ve considered them family ever since I met them, when Clay and I were dating in college. They live near the mountains, so Fall is the perfect time to visit.
Grandpa Harold had some medical issues this summer, so we want to make a trip to spend time with them while they’re still in good health. We haven’t seen them since Christmas 2013 because our schedules haven’t worked out, and I miss them so much.
Try a new restaurant
September says goodbye to many tourists and hello to Charleston Restaurant Week. I’ll argue that Charleston Restaurant Week is not always a great deal because of the fixed-price menus that include appetizers and desserts, which we rarely order, as well as smaller portions and a limited selection. However, some deals are better than others, and we almost always support a local restaurant or two in September, since most places extend Restaurant Week for the month.
Perusing the Charleston Restaurant Week menus gives me a few ideas for fun restaurants to try, especially since downtown isn’t as crowded. Apparently Restaurant Week in September is a “thing” in a lot of cities, so you might want to look into this regardless of where you live.
Watch Halloween movies
I love holiday movies and TV shows, and Halloween is no exception. October is time for the 13 Days of Halloween on ABC Family, which means lots of Addams Family, Hocus Pocus, and Casper. Plus, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown always comes on network TV.
If you don’t like seasonal shows and movies, most TV series are returning for the new Fall season.
Run in a costume
Racing in costumes, tutus, and skirts isn’t for me, but each year, my Sunday run group hosts a costume run complete with prizes, awards, and post-race booze and refreshments. Last year, the Carnival Fantasy cruise ship was in port the day of our run, so it was funny seeing the cruisers’ faces as we ran by the port in costume.
If you do like running your race in a costume, Halloween is on Saturday this year, so chances are you can find a race near you to wear it.
What are you guys looking forward to this Fall?