Fall semester is starting, and the temperatures are finally starting to dip down in the mornings and evenings. You know what that means? There are plenty of things coming up we get to look forward to! (And no, none of them have to do with classes starting up).
1. Football Games
Okay, so this kind of has to do with classes. Everyone gets to see their favorite teams play, tailgate with the friends, and have an even better excuse to have a beer on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. But let's face it; if you're not rooting for the Owls, are you even watching football?
2. Haunted Houses
My favorite thing, ever. I love some haunted houses. Whether you're going to Camp Blood, Netherworld, or even just enjoying Six Flags this fall, there are plenty of opportunities for someone to scare the crap out of you. (Only hopefully, not literally).
The best nights are those around a firepit, with a warm glass of apple cider, just handing out with friends and listening to nature.
4. Camping Trip
This can tie in with bonfires, but fall is the best time to go camping! Not only is the temperature perfect for it, but all the bugs are dying and going back to where ever the hell they came from! No, there is no swimming, but there is nothing like roasting marshmallows on the said bonfire and then sleeping under the stars!
This is for all you Greeks out there, I know you're all looking forward to those semi-formal nights; whether it is for the drinks, the food, or seeing your date looking extra sexy, I'll leave that part up to you!
6. State Fairs
Everyone loves a good state fair! The rides may be sketchy, but that food is always kicking. Deep fried Oreos are my favorite, and they go perfectly with a homemade strawberry wine or lemonade!
Cowboys. Wranglers. Horses. 'Nuff said.
8. Amusement Parks
Yes, you can go all year round. But can you enjoy it without either A: freezing your ass off; or B: sweating your ass off. No, I didn't think so. (Plus there are always fall or Halloween themed events to look forward to!)
9. Corn Mazes
To this day, I have never been to a corn maze. I would love to go sometime, but they weren't popular where I was raised and since I've lived in Georgia, I have gotten sick every time we have tried to go to one. Maybe it's a sign the Children of the Corn are trying to give me.
10. Scary Movies
They always come out with new scary movies in fall, and who doesn't love to be scared? Go see Annabelle: Creation, IT, or Jigsaw this fall and tell me you didn't scream your head off after. No worries, I know you're lying ahead of time.
11. Costume Shopping
This is an event all on its own and anyone who argues with me is lying.
12. Go to Halloween Horror Nights, specifically.
If you have not been, you have not experienced a truly horrific time. Multiple haunted houses and mazes, plus scare zones through out Universal? I cried the first time I went, mostly because I was 12 but if it helps you feel better when you start crying, don't remind yourself I was so young.
13. Halloween Parties
Only the best time to dress however you want, be whoever you want, and show Joe that you really do look like a girl outside of your Lab class.Damn those safety rules about clothing and shoes. (No attire rules at Halloween parties!)
Fall is definitely the best time of the year, and these aren't even all of your options!