Another Gorgeous Fall Day

It’s another beautiful day in the Forest.  Started out cool – around 50 – but now that it is lunchtime and the sun is out, it is quick to warm you if you are just standing around soaking up the rays.

This weekend the temperature is supposed to drop dramatically, and it will certainly be Coat Weather; check out the 5 day forecast.

pumpkin patchOne of the fall traditions in Winston-Salem is the pumpkin patch on Reynolda Road.  A local church, Maple Springs United Methodist, has been running a pumpkin patch for 37 years.  They have all sorts of pumpkins for sale, big and small.  If your Deacs have a car – or if they are one of the many students I see jogging down Polo Road and making the turn onto Reynolda Road – no doubt they have passed it.  For those who need a little fall decor for their rooms, there are lots of tiny pumpkins to be had.

Fall Break is this Friday.  That’s kind of a misnomer, as it is really only a 3 day weekend.  If your Deac is staying in town and wants some ideas of things to do in town, here are a few suggestions:

– Take a hike.  Pilot Mountain and Hanging Rock are within 45 minutes’ drive of campus (more or less).  Or stay closer to home and walk from campus through Reynolda Village and on the trails behind the big lawn.

– Want to get a little farther away?  Drive northwest to the Blue Ridge Parkway and see the fall leaves.  Or go southwest towards Asheville and go to Biltmore House (or just spend time in Asheville, a really cool little city).

– Head downtown to a/perture theatre and see an indie film.  Pair it up with a little something from one of my all time favorites, Camino Bakery, across the street.

There’s more to do locally than just that.  Smitty’s Notes, a local web site, has tons of listings of events, restaurants, and other things of interest.  Here’s a few of the events scheduled this weekend according to Smitty.

— by Betsy Chapman

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