D1, D2, D2’s friend, and myself went to the corn maze yesterday.
It was a beautiful day, a bit chilly, but nothing a sweatshirt couldn’t handle. We saved $2 each with a coupon, and went in to try to pet the llamas. The llamas wanted nothing to do with us, as we hadn’t purchased the cone of food to feed them with. They looked at us with their shiny black eyes and then looked at our outstretched hands, wishing only for a pat on the head or something. Then they moved every so slightly out of arm’s reach. Dissed by a llama.
There was also a pair of pheasants, some bunnies and the biggest rabbit I’d ever seen in a pen. and a couple goats. The goats weren’t too good to let us pat them a little, so we did, while thumbing our noses at the snooty llamas.
Next on the agenda was the Right Turn Only maze. It is made from haybales laid on end, and you can only turn right to go through it. It took me a few minutes the first time. The rules state that you may only turn right, or go straight. The first time I ever did it (last year) I didn’t realize that you didn’t have to come to a complete stop at a wall before turning right; I could turn right anywhere.
D2 said on the way home, “What about reverse? That’s straight.”
“That’s not the rule,” I replied.
“Did it say that?” she asked. (She always has to have the last word)
I don’t know if it did or not. I think she’s smarter than me.
Anyway, after the right-turn only maze, we headed for the corn maze. D1 was already ticked off that I made her come (get some fresh air and fall sunshine- HORRIBLE MOM- so she snarked off by herself. I saw her head into maze 2 (the smaller maze) so I checked with D2 and friend to see if they wanted me to go with them.
Of course not. So I trudged off into maze 1 solo with my map and my wits. The corn was about 7 feet tall, way over my head, and it rustled in the breezes that blew through occasionally. Usually I get a little creeped out in that kind of setting (think Children of the Corn) but there were lots of people everywhere, searching their way through the paths. There aren’t any dead ends or anything, so it would be hard to get truly lost, or ticked off for that matter (unless you are my husband, in which case, all bets are off), but it is easy to lose one’s bearings, which happened to me twice.
Anyway, I got near the end of the maze, and went into maze 2. Maze 2 was much smaller, but there is a “mystery” scavenger hunt going on here. You have to find whodunnit in the barnyard mystery. LOL.
So I’m dumb and got it wrong, because I clicked the barn instead of the shed, no idea what I was thinking. I’ll have to take a pic, but what it is, is you have a paper with the imaginary barnyard animals, locations, and murder weapons (like Clue, I guess) and you have to find all the locations in the maze, and punch the paper with a hole puncher, and whatever is left is the culprit. Lame, yes, but I had fun anyway wandering around by myself.
I had to wonder where the girls were when I got out. How long was I going to have to wait for them?
Turns out, they beat me, and were on top of the 20 foot tall haystack in the barnyard.
Anyway, a fun day out, and I’m glad I dragged them all with me.
Hubbie had to work. Probably intentional. He hates mazes. Plus, he’s absurdly good at them. Kinda ruins the fun.