Wishes And Pixie Dust

Follow the journey of a Wisconsin family of 4 who relocated to the Walt Disney World area in July 2011

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Fall & Halloween Doings

Welcome Fall!  I love this picture, because it reminds me so much of the season of Fall in Wisconsin.   At one of our houses we had huge trees just like this in our front yard, and when I say there were leaves to rake……..we had piles of leaves four feet high!  I miss the smell of crunching leaves underfoot as you walk along, and the distinct fall aromas:  the leaves, the cool crisp air, the bonfires at night, that if close enough, fills your house with a smoky smell.  We always went to The Little Farmer at this time of year to pick out our pumpkins, apple butter, muffins and pies, and go on a hayride.  I will definitely miss the hayrides through the woods, even though it seriously messed up my allergies.  There is nothing like a fall forest hayride in Wisconsin.

This picture was taken last fall, before we knew we were moving.  Little did we know it would be our last trip there:

If you are fortunate enough to live in an area where you can witness the fall colors, enjoy it a little extra for me 🙂

There are several different farms/orchards in Lake County that appear somewhat similar to The Little Farmer, which I’ll list here:

Long & Scott Farms in Mount Dora

Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest in Eustis

Stanley Pond Adventure Pond in Astatula

Uncle Donald’s Farm in Lady Lake

Right now Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest in Eustis seems to be the best option to try.

We’re not sure what we plan to do for the day of Halloween this year, even though it is only a couple of weeks away.  We’ll do the traditional pumpkins, of course, but I’m not sure if we’ll participate in trick-or-treating.  We have discovered that there is no set time or day for trick or treating in Clermont.  In Wisconsin, we always had trick or treating the Sunday before Halloween, from 3:30 to 5:30, followed by pizza and hot chocolate (because it was always invariably cold outside).  We will buy a couple of bags of candy to give out to our neighbors’ children, but I think this year we’re going to be winging it.  Our original plan was to attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, but due to unforeseen circumstances, our budget will not allow for that extra expense this year.   I did win an Event Party Music CD from the Disney Planning Blog, so at least we’ll have the music to listen to!  Walt Disney World is not going anywhere, and neither are we; while we would have liked to attend, there also isn’t an urgency to do everything as soon as we possibly can.  There’s always next year, and we’re fine with that.

As always, thank you for following us.  We do plan to put out an update post soon describing what Florida life looks like to us three months after the move.

~♥~ Jen~♥~