5 Pre-Snow Activities
Minnesota is known for having 2 seasons nice and winter. Minnesotans know that we have to scramble to get in those last minute activities the second the leaves start changing colors. Before we are blasted with an inevitable blizzard here are five things you will want to do before you regret it.
Get your Seasonal Latte/Mocha/Hot Chocolate/ Cider
It’s best to get it in now before your holiday drinks kick in. There’s something with seasonal drinks that make you feel in the spirt for the fall. Whether it’s a spicy hot cider, s’mores mocha or gingerbread latte there’s a seasonal drink out there to fit your fancy. Everyone seems to be about the pumpkin flavors this year so I warn you if you aren’t a major fan of espresso or a major fan of pumpkin you could be barking up the wrong pumpkin patch. If you do want that caffeine fix and you are looking for a sweet drink try ordering your drink as a white chocolate, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate mocha and add a flavor of pumpkin. Decaf Alternative: Go all in for a hot chocolate or cider or order your drink decaf (decaffeinated). When all else fails ask for a recommendation from your barista.
Go to the beach
This time of the year getting bundled up with a blanket and sitting on the beach with friends near a bonfire is probably one of the most relaxing and fun things you will find yourself doing before winter hits. If you can’t at least get a bonfire going (Minneapolis Parks have regulations on that type of stuff). Get together a group of friends for a lunch outing in the sand bring blankets and make it your mission to talk someone into getting into the cold ass water.
Carve a Pumpkin or 5
The season before Christmas and stores are already jumping the gum so embrace the pumpkin. What’s great about autumn is that pumpkins go beyond Halloween and transition into Turkey Day. Tis There are deals for pumpkins at local pumpkin patches all over the great Midwest so why not bank on it. The closer you get to Halloween and the farther you move away from the day the deals get better. This means you can get your carving knives ready to do some extensive decorating and get started on those great pumpkin pies. If there are littles involved don’t forget to bake your own pumpkin seeds. For whatever reason tiny people really get a kick out of them.
Blow Some Bubbles
It’s just nice enough to still be outdoors, but still be a bit bundled up. Blowing bubbles are a favorite pastime of mine. So there was no way I could was up getting it in before it’s too late. Parks are quieter so that means you have more space to chase and watch bubbles wander off into the skies unknown. Due to the change in season it’s more likely that you can find winds that will do all the work for you so you can just sit back and watch the bubbles roam.
Purchase a Winter Coat
This coming from a woman who’s lived most of her life in Minnesnowta. Winter can happen at any moment. One day it’s 65 degrees then BAM it’s below 32 outside with wind chills that shatter records. It’s a great time to start planning for a winter coat and warm sweaters before prices spike to impossible. Keep an eye and ear out for deals. As a reminder to my true Minnesnowtans it’s okay to sacrifice cute for warmth we know better.
These are just a handful of things to be done before the W happens. Be sure to comment below sharing what you plan to do before the next season is upon us.