From the pages of I RVing: Fall 2023

Fall Tricks Treats, and Trivia RV Quiz

See how deep your cornucopia of knowledge goes.

Leaves change color in the Fall because

A. Less sun means less chlorophyll.
B. Deciduous roots can’t handle frost.
C. Plants store water to hibernate.
D. Green just seems out of season.

This college football rivalry is historically played around Halloween weekend.

A. USC-Notre Dame
B. Michigan-Ohio State
C. Georgia-Florida
D. Virginia Tech-Virginia

Jack-o’-lanterns were originally carved from turnips.

A. True.
B. False

Which of these breweries officially qualify for Oktoberfest?

A. Bud Light, Coors Lite, Millers Lite
B. Augustiner, Löwenbräu, Spaten
C. Blue Moon, Shiner, Yuengling
D. Guiness, Heinkien, Stella Artois

Visitor numbers drop with the temperature at Zion National Park in late Fall

A. True.
B. False

At the first Thanksgiving feast in 1621, what was on the table?

A. Pumpkins, squashes … and gourd only knows what else.
B. Mashed potatoes, turkey, and a river of gravy.
C. Deer, fish, wildfowl, and cornbread.
D. A and C.

The smaller “half” of the wishbone is actually considered lucky

A. True.
B. False.

  1. Answer: A. “Chlorophyll?! More like chlorophyll!” At least for those deciduous trees come Autumn. As their greening agent disappears, natural colors emerge. But for evergreens.
  2. Answer: C. Once known as The World’s Largest Cocktail Party, the Georgia-Florida game in Jacksonville is played annually around that all-hallowed hinge of October and November. The camper scene there has a name too: “RV City.
  3. Answer: A. The Irish invented the jack-o’-lantern. At the time, they carved turnips to keep the wandering soul of Stingy Jack an Irish legend away. Today, we’ve left the turnip and Stingy Jack behind for the more familiar pumpkin.
  4. Answer: B. So you figured it out, huh? The German ones. The full list includes six: Augustiner, HackerPschor, Löwenbräu, Paulaner, Spaten, and Hofbräuhaus.
  5. Answer: A. Oh, yes. This is what savvy RVers like to call the “sweet spot.” The Summer crowds have withered away. Snowbirds are off-hugging some shoreline. But clever you? You’re experiencing Zion—and
    all of Utah’s Mighty Five—with reduced traffic.
  6. Answer: D. Our two surviving sources are pretty scarce on specifics. (Deer is clear, but what does “wildfowl” mean? Turkey? Probably, but it could also include ducks, geese, and swans.) Ironically, “gourd only knows what else” is about right. Gourds, beans, cornmeal, fish, and berries were all likely on the table.
  7. Answer: B. Clearly, it’s the bigger half. Anyone who says otherwise is probably still holding the lesser half of a broken bone. But hey! At least you’re not arguing about politics.


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