As a born and raised New Englander, I’ve gotten a nice slice of culture shock during my first months of living in Texas. Up north, pumpkin spice season is in full swing, the leaves are beginning to change colors, and sweater weather is just around the corner. Though I have never been a cold weather person by any right, I did look forward to the first frost and the emergence of brilliant reds, yellows and oranges in the leaves. But here, in the Lone Star State, you’re never that far from summer.

As a military spouse, trying affordable events as a family can get tough in the fall. Here are five things you and your family can do together to bring the spirit of fall to you.

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