Monday, October 24, 2011

All My Children... in the Corn

Stephen King novel fan? Yes, I am.
Stephen King novel to film fan? Yes, I am.
Soap Opera fan? Well, I was until they cancelled it.... not homeschool related, just wanted to whine for that one sentence. Yes, I'm done.

I adore and appreciate when local businesses have a "Homeschool Day." We really try to take full advantage of what each place tries to do for our (semi)small community.
Last week, the Cajun Country Corn Maize had one of their two annual Homeschool Days. With a lower entry price and a chance to beat the crowds, we definitely wanted to be there. I personally have never been to a corn maze. The very idea of entering a field of corn (which are few and far between in South La) in the last 15+ years has left a slight chill up my spine. Thank you Stephen King!
Our stroll was uneventful, in that we did not come across any small children with white hair and creepy eyes, but we did have a great time.
Our adventure begins!
The brave ones who came along with us.
We chose the longer of the two routes through the maze. The Cow Man (owner, organizer) handed out a map along with questions to answer and designated points to help you out along the way. Wrong answers lead you in a winding path right back to the same question. Fun, until you answer one wrong. And of course we did... but only once.
Our adventure was much more than just the corn maze.
The kids really enjoyed the corn crib. Getting them out of there was the hardest part of the day.
"Bury me! You know, like at the beach."

Duck races, giant pillows, petting farm animals, hay rides, cow riding (train style) and of course the free ice cream were also highlights of the day.
As close as they will get to riding a school bus.

My little plastic duck will beat your little plastic duck if I pump hard enough!

Buckled in? Yes, Mom. Hold on, ok? Yes, Mom.

That's a mighty haul for a tractor build during WWII!
Cow Man explaining the maze.

Hopefully next year, Daddy can come with us. Maybe we will venture into the Haunted maze next year... but I'm probably much too chicken for that.

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