A Fall Bucket List & October Goals Update

by agirlandhermutt on October 30, 2015

Hi there! Earlier this year I made a little bucket list of things I wanted to do in the New England area during the summer. Most of the list revolved around doing fun things in the area that I haven’t done in a while or have never done before. I took my first trip to Montreal (stretching it with the New England geography on that one!). I went to the pool a few times. I spent several weekends just laying around on the beach. I ate lobster rolls and clam chowder at a famous lobster shack. I made my first visit to the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut. I explored I discovered TONS of great new beers.

To sum it all up…it was a fantastic summer filled with some really fun memories!

Now that Boston is getting chilly, I can see people starting to retreat to their warm homes. Rather than join them by just cuddling up with a blanket till April, I’ve decided to keep up with the bucket lists. The bucket list for this Fall was short and sweet.

1. Go to a corn maze.
2. Check out the fall foliage.
3. Discover some new breweries.
4. Do something fun for Halloween that INCLUDES A COSTUME!
5. Go to NYC.

Last weekend we knocked 3 of those items off in one day. BOOM!

Saturday was kind of an overcast day, but no rain was in sight. We took the hour drive to Sterling, Ma to make a visit to the Davis Mega Maze. Since 1998 the Davis Farmland started to create a 3-dimensional maze out of corn. A maize maze, if you will. 😉 I’ve read about the maze for years but just never got around to it.

On the way to the maze we got to see so many gorgeous trees! A little lesson, an iphone and a moving car do not make for a good combo when it comes to photographing fall tree colors.

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All of the trees were so bright and gorgeous! A good orange tree makes me smile. You will have to take my word for it that everything was just lovely and not this boring brown color.

It was a busy day at the maze, but not crazy. I really wanted to go to the night version a try but I was being a little paranoid about my knee. I had visions of teenagers running around and bumping into me like some crippled old lady. The day version was just fine for me.
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We wondered around the maze for about 1.5 hrs just doing all the fun little challenges and games. It was a fun outing for the day and I would love to make it a yearly trip.

On the way home we made a pit stop at a brewery in Hudson, Ma called Medusa.I’ve tried a few of their beers and nothing really stood out to me, but their space is amazing! Tons of tables, you can bring in your own food, and a really nice chill vibe.
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So that was 3 different things we marked off the list in just one day!

Halloween is tomorrow night and I AM READY. I won’t spoil my costume, but I will give you a little hint. My costume is a couples costume and is based off one of my favorite tv characters. 🙂

I also wanted to wear something fun to work so I put together this cute little shirt to wear on Friday. This little DIY was possible thanks to instructions from A Beautiful Mess. Finally a DIY that I didn’t totally screw up!

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There is more info coming on the NYC part of my bucket list. Yesssss.

And in other news, let’s chat about those October goals that I made at the beginning of the month.

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The biggest one on the list was to get back in the saddle by the end of the month. Well folks…DONE!

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On Wednesday night I went to a Glo Cycle event at The Handle Bar in Harvard Sq. It was a spinning class with glow-in-the-dark items, a live DJ and cocktails afterwards.
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I wasn’t able to do any of the standing moves, but I was able to ride the entire 45 minutes with no pain or discomfort. I cried a little in the car after class because it finally felt like I was moving in the right direction.

I did great with my other goals too. I stayed on track and managed to lose 12 lbs. this month. WOOT!

Now I just need to figure out what is next! Stay tuned!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Follow me on Instagram and Snapchat (agirlandhermutt) to see what I’m up to this weekend!

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