We haven’t gone to a pumpkin patch yet, so I consider myself only a semi basic bitch with this post. We are pretty lucky to live 3 mins away from the metro parks. The Mastic Picnic Area is one of the best places to visit on a brisk fall day. The park is drenched with sunlight, there’s a playground, and the trail around the park has little beaten paths all along it that lead you down to the banks of the river. And if that doesn’t have photo opp written all over it, well…Fall is so short-lived here that I find myself panicking if we don’t get in a good handful of these mini adventures that give us the opportunity to breathe it all in and then hold our breaths for as long as we can.