Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fall Family Fun

I love going to the Children's Treehouse Museum in Ogden, Utah. They have what they call "Enchanted Woods". They pick a fairy tale and tell they story while you go around a designated path through the museum. We've learned things about different cultures. They give out a little candy, you make a craft and usually end up at the stage. They go every 15 minutes. Its $6.00 for children but adults are free. It gets expensive if you have a big family but it is so fun.

The other thing we really like doing is Boo at the Zoo. Trick or Treating at the zoo, hmm, long lines, no animals doesn't really sound fun. If you get there at the right time, the lines are short and you will have time to see some animals. Even if you don't go to Boo at the Zoo, you should go to Hogle Zoo to see the baby elephant, baby giraffe and baby tiger cubs. Obviously, in this picture, my youngest hadn't gotten into the dress-up part of Halloween. She was supposed to be Dora and wanted the costume off as soon as I took the picture.

George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park also in Ogden, Utah has a trick or treat thing they do after dark too. They have carved pumpkins done in all sorts of designs. There are park employees at different parts of the park and you walk around and trick or treat there. There is someone who sells glow in the dark sticks. I suggest stopping at the dollar store and picking some up there for a fraction of the price they charge at the park.
What are your fall traditions?

1 comment:

Rona's Home Page said...

Sounds like a lot of fun.
Thank you for stopping by my blog on MPM day.
I was very surprised when you stated that you spend $50 a week for a family of 5.
What type of food do you purchase? Are your purchases based on the weekly specials or what you want to make?