Yesterday I spent the day with my family at a pumpkin patch on steroids called Yesterland Farms in Canton TX. They have roller coasters, a petting zoo, a smoker cranking out some pretty delicious BBQ and lots and lots of pumpkins…
The main attraction for me though was the corn maze. I have always been fascinated by them, but have never been in one. It’s almost a crime for an Iowa girl to go through life without traversing a corn maze.
The day was pretty warm, so once I got inside the realization hit that there was nowhere to hide from the midday sun. If I had any chance of survival I would have to complete the maze.
Ok, so that’s a little dramatic – I’m just getting into the Halloween spirit early.
We did manage to find time to take a selfie.
And hide in the corn to scare each other.
I got a bird’s eye view and saw that we had a long way to go.
The path of the maze every year honors a charity, and this year they are donating proceeds to Mallory’s Heart, an organization that raises money for programs in El Salvador.
We made it through and lived to tell the tale. There were a couple of ideas for how we could make it even more fun:
- Once inside the maze, change into an old-fashioned baseball uniform, then come out and ask “Is this Heaven?” In Iowa, the correct answer to that question is No, it’s Iowa. But this is a Texas corn maze, so when they say no and look at you like you’re crazy, just ask for directions to the Field of Dreams
- Wrap a bandana around your head, Rambo style, and run out of the exit looking distressed. Then run up to the nearest bystander and urgently ask what year it is. When they tell you, you proceed to tell them you’ve been inside for years while greedily consuming whatever food/drink they have in their possession
- Go through at night…with no flashlights….while being chased by all manner of scary Halloween creatures (not all of us thought that one would be fun)
Tomorrow I’ll share the rest of the pictures from our trip to Yesterland Farms.
Have you ever gone through a maze? What did you think of the experience?