The Second Most Wonderful Time of the Year

by - October 31, 2013

I really love the Fall. Not as much as Winter, but yeah...big Fall lover here.

So, when I had to go and see my doctor in Orangeville (about an hour away but I refuse to give her up), we decided to turn it into an adventure.

It was such a gorgeous day...look at that sky. 

After my appointment (I hadn't seen her in 8 years! Oops!), we decided to check out the mall I used to hang in back when I was a teenager. I hadn't been there in probably the same amount of time.

Oh man was it ever depressing. Not that it was ever a good mall to begin with (it's a small town) but it used to at least be ok. It's where everyone went on a Saturday. There were hardly any stores left and it was dark and gloomy.

At least my beloved Coles is still there. I used to go in there when I got paid and drop an entire paycheck on books.

After that we decided to go to my favourite place on earth at this time of year...Downey's! We try to go here every year, just to get into the Fall/ Halloween spirit. For our 2011 Downey's adventure, go here and here. I don't know if we went last year....there was a lot going on then.

The pumpkin patch is the best part.

Love the farts out of this guy.

You win some you lose some.

Not only do they have the pumpkin patch, they also have a corn maze, Halloween decor, wine, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin pie, and every other awesome thing you can think of to make your Autumn a happy time.

Chicken butt! I actually think this is a rooster, but rooster butt isn't as funny. Neither is chicken butt. Maybe if you are 10-years-old.

Do you think they had to put this sign up because this is a real problem?

After indulging in pumpkin donuts, fudge, and purchasing a pumpkin pie for dinner (kidding!), we drove around and ended up at this AWESOME Halloween store in Mississauga called Spirit. It's a huge place, and the quality of their stuff is amazing.

You could move the mouth of this mask with your mouth, so it looked incredibly real. I didn't do it though, that would be gross and weird.

They had these super creepy set ups where if you pressed a button, or pushed a lever, all of these things would move. And not in a broken, robotic way a fluid, this-is-what-nightmares-are-made-of kind of way. It was awesome. It made me wish I had a house in which to display would scare the poop out of little kids! Maybe not, they are all hardened criminals by the age of six, these days.

Dave, lost in a world of scars and fake blood.

Oh god. This was there too. So awful. I didn't like this one.

I have been completely enjoying how cold it has been, and the leaves changing, and switching over from smoothies to coffee (not very healthy I least it's decaf!). We have the space heater on all the time already because it is so cold in our apartment (boiling in the summer, freezing in the winter!) and it makes for a cozy night in, watching a scary movie. Which we have been doing every single night since the beginning of October. It's our Halloween Horror Movie Month! We have definitely been getting into the spirit in that regard. 

Long walks and hot tea, sweaters and thick socks....what are your favourite colder weather things?

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