Why hello there, Autumn. Or should we call you Fall?
When you think of October activities, the first ones that come to mind are the obvious; trick or treating, costume parties and eating pumpkin pie. There is another fun event you might be missing out on during those fall days.
Fall Adventures: Explore a Corn Maze
Carolynne and I recently decided to go for a walk, with a twist. We went to a corn maze in Surrey, British Columbia. For only a small fee of $7/per person (and additional family rates), this is definitely a backyard adventure on a budget! Of course not everyone lives in an area where farmland is close by, but if you do happen to be within a reasonable drive to a rural area, you may want to check out whether something like this is available.
This particular corn maze was very elaborate, cut into a complex pattern resembling a Canadian emblem. An overhead view would be the only way to view just how impressive it really is. Before we entered the maze, we were told to look for marker posts within it. If you made all the correct turns, you would find marker post #1 first and #5 near the exit of the maze. In fact this was only half of the adventure, as there was a second portion of maze which contained markers #6 through #10.
At first, we were tentative in our steps, trying to avoid all the mud puddles while we gained our bearings. I highly recommend you invest in some rubber boots for this kind of event, since any recent rain will leave the field very saturated. I was not prepared for this, and ended up getting my shoes and jeans covered in mud. Lesson learned.
While maneuvering around the mud, we were able to find posts #1 through #4 in decent time. At this point we made our most costly mistake of the day. A wrong turn left us going in circles for about 15 minutes before we finally found the correct path to post #5. If you are a fan of the TV adventure shows Survivor or The Amazing Race, this will make you feel like you are a contestant on the show. You are racing against the clock to finish the challenge without making too many mistakes. It actually did feel like an accomplishment when we found post #10 which led to the exit, even if a family with two small children were able to get out before us!!
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