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Fall Fun

There is no time like Fall. As the weather gets colder, hot beverages and comfy sweaters come on the scene. The smell and taste of pumpkin are everywhere. The leaves are changing colors and falling into perfect piles to jump into. Day trips to pumpkin patches and corn mazes are socially acceptable. Not to mention […]

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There is no time like Fall. As the weather gets colder, hot beverages and comfy sweaters come on the scene. The smell and taste of pumpkin are everywhere. The leaves are changing colors and falling into perfect piles to jump into. Day trips to pumpkin patches and corn mazes are socially acceptable.

Not to mention Halloween and all it’s wonderful perks. Haunted houses and free candy if you’re willing to walk around and knock on a few peoples’ doors.

But how do CB students celebrate Fall? The Talon asked around to find out just how students spend their spooktacular season.

“My family and I go to Apple Hill every fall — also I celebrate my birthday” states Jacob Cherry (’18). “We go to this one spot where we buy a bunch of donuts and hot apple cider and then we go on a really nice, easy hike through a woodsy area.”

He also adds that the way his family hikes is great because “all other forms of hiking are too difficult and unnecessary,” but that unfortunately “at the end of the hike there’s a long uphill part, so by the end, I’m crawling on my knees hoping for some kind of reward at the top.”

And as it turns out, there is a reward at the top, as he states that “they have llamas and goats at the top of the hill to greet you.”

The sight of animals is often one of life’s greatest rewards. He says that he even participated in his first corn maze there this year.

“I came across lots of dead ends,” he admits, “but I eventually made it out of there with a successful time of 10 minutes.”

Tori Davis (’17) states that her and her sister Emma Davis (’19) “go to the store and buy a bunch of our favorite candies and then go in her room with all the lights off and watch Spirited Away and Over the Garden Wall.”

“We usually leave her window open so we can smell the autumn air and bundle up in blankets” she adds.

Cuddling up under a fluffy blanket inside is always a fun thing to do on chilly autumn days. With candy, things get about a thousand percent better.

Grace Leu (’17) states that her family makes apple cider and they have specific decorations they put out every Halloween, including a part skeleton part potted plant named Femur.

Here is Femur a.k.a. the cutest Halloween decoration ever.

Her family also heads out to Davis Ranch every year to get pumpkins and fresh veggies from the farmers market.

Carley Jo Huntington (’17) celebrates her spooky season by “baking spooky baked goods until October 30th.”

And she carries on her love of baking and holidays past Halloween by baking after Halloween to celebrate the oncoming Christmas season.

(Yes we know Thanksgiving is first, but who can resist a good Christmas themed treat any time of the year?)

As for me, every year since about seventh grade, I’ve gone trick or treating with my best friend Kathleen Donovan (’17). This may make us seem like we are about five years old, but hey, nothing is better than spending time with good friends and acquiring sweet treats along the way.

So whatever you do to celebrate the lovely Fall season and the year’s most spooky holiday, remember to have fun and stay safe.

(photo courtesy Jacob Cherry)

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