1. ARKANSAS VALLEY BALLOON FESTIVAL

Visit Rocky Ford Saturday and Sunday for the only Hot Air Balloon Festival in Southeast Colorado. This annual event takes place the first weekend in November and should be included on everyone's calendar.

2. BIRD WATCHING

Hundreds of species of birds, several wildlife areas and prairie as far as the eye can see, make our area a bird watcher's paradise. There are many diverse habitats in this part of the state which attract a wide variety of birds.

3. GO SEE A MOVIE

Movies are always more enjoyable on the big screen and you can catch the latest blockbusters in Rocky Ford at the Grand Theater at 405 South Main and in La Junta at the Fox Theater at 11 East 3rd Street. The Grand Theater shows movies only on the weekends and the Fox Theater shows them nightly. For more information, please call the Grand Theater at 719-254-6006 or the Fox Theater at 719-384-2263.

4. EAT A HEALTHY SNACK

Chances are you've picked through the kids' Halloween candy or treated yourself to leftover candy bars. Get back on track with a healthy snack.

5. INVITE FRIENDS OVER FOR THE GAME

Cheer on your favorite team this Sunday by inviting friends over for a relaxed weekend.  The World Series may be over, but there is plenty of football left this season.