It’s that time of year again! It is fall and we could not be more excited here in Black Mountain!!!! The weather is cool, the air is crisp, the leaves arechanging and THERE’S SO MUCH TO DO! Seriously, this fall season has so many fun things in store for you and your family. This fall, we want to encourage you guys to have fun and experience the beauty of the season! We have brainstormed the top ten things all you Crestridgers should experience this fall. Here is a little bit of fallin’ for you:
#10. Go to a pumpkin patch and pick out a pumpkin. Now, don’t just pick out any old pumpkin. Find the biggest or silliest looking pumpkin you can find! Every pumpkin needs a home.
#9. Carve the pumpkin! Go to your local store and find a pumpkin carving kit and a candle for illumination. Clean out the center of that lovey pumpkin but make sure you keep all of your pumpkin seeds for #8! Take a sheet of paper and draw out your design. Place the design on the face of your pumpkin and carve away!
#8. Bake your pumpkin seeds. Put all of your seeds in a bowl with 2 teaspoons of melted butter and a pinch of salt. Spread the seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown. Make sure you stir it occasionally!
#7. Go apple picking. Apple picking is another fall classic. Grab the whole family, find the closest apple orchard and pick some delicious apples for #6!
#6. Bake an apple pie. Apple pie is a delicious dessert that the whole family will love! Here’s a recipe for you:
Double-Crust Pastry, 1/3 to 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup Gold Medal all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 8 cups thinly sliced peeled apples (8 medium), 2 tablespoons butter or margarine.
1. Heat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare Double-Crust Pastry. 2. Mix sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in large bowl. Stir in apples. Turn into pastry-lined pie plate. Dot with butter. Trim overhanging edge o pastry 1/2 inch from rim of plate. 3. Roll other round of pastry. Fold into fourths and cut slits so steam can escape. Unfold top pastry over filling; trim overhanging edge 1 inch from rim of plate. Gold and roll top edge under lower edge, pressing on rim to seal; flute as desired. Cover edge with 3 inch strip of aluminum foil to prevent excessive browning. Remove foil during last 15 minutes of baking. 4. Bake 40-50 minutes or until crust is brown and juice begins to bubble through slits in crust. Serve warm if desired.
#5. Rake a huge pile of leaves and jump in!
#4. Build a fire, roast some marshmallows and make some s’mores! Camp isn’t the only time you can have s’mores. Fall weather is the perfect time for a good fire. Sit down with your family and enjoy some quality time. Roast your marshmallows, get some Krispy Kreme doughnuts and Reese’s and make Crestridge’s famous Crossover S’mores.
#3. Take a walk outside. Get outside and enjoy this fall season by finding a hiking trail near you!
#2. Make a list of all the people you are thankful for and write them letters!
#1. Come visit us in Black Mountain! Seriously, the leaves are beautiful and you don’t want to miss it!!!
Well, thats surely not all for fall but a good start on how you and your family can make the most out of this season. Hope you enjoyed these fallin’ tips for you! Get out, have fun and fall hard for fall!
Camp is so beautiful in the summertime but we thought all of you might like to experience what camp looks like in the fall. Here are some photos of the Crestridge lake and the views at the top of some of our favorite trails.