Even though we’re almost a quarter of the way finished (what!?), here’s what I’m determined to do in October!
>>> Take a road trip to the mountains // I’ve gotten to go three times this semester, but I would love to see the leaves change and get in a solid hike before it gets too cold. Also, I am constantly going through jars of apple butter, so a stop by the apple orchard would be a priority.
>>> Make a pot of chili // Hooray for cool, fall weather and a reason to use the crockpot. Instead of regular chili, I’ll probably go for this white chicken chili. It’s seriously the best and easiest recipe, and I can already imagine sitting on the porch in pj pants with a bowl of this goodness.
>>> Play soccer // Step one: get a soccer ball. I am dying to be outside in the evenings because the weather is amazing, and I really miss competitive team sports. Hopefully this can at least happen once.
>>> Try a new restaurant in Athens // Some friends and I have made a list of local places we must eat at before graduating, and it’s time to mark another one off. It’s so much more fun to pick a new place and order something I can’t make at home. Along with several others, a few that made our list are Heirloom, Home.Made, and Ted’s Most Best. Let me know if you’ve tried one of these or have another favorite Athens place we should try!
(If I could only eat at one restaurant forever, it would most likely be Marti’s at Midday. You have my recommendation!)
>>> Go to a pumpkin patch // Obviously this has to be included. I’m making it a point to carve a pumpkin and roast some seeds because it just isn’t October without one.
>>> Bike the Silver Comet Trail and/or to Social Circle, GA // Silver Comet Trail goes from Smyrna, Georgia to the Alabama state line, and it’s around 61 miles long. Best part: no cars! Social Circle is around 40 miles from Athens, and you might know it as home of Blue Willow Inn (primary reason I want to go). Yes to fried chicken; yes to bike rides. Disclaimer: It’s highly probable that this will not happen in October, but if I write it down, I’ll remember it. Don’t hold me to it.
Cheers to a happy and active October! Hope you have a great one!
What are some goals you have this month? I’d love ideas! 🙂