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Monday, October 13, 2014

We finally went!

I've always wanted to take the kids to a maize maze.  However, I have always been reluctant because I felt like the kids would get bored pretty quickly.  Walking through a corn field with 5 and 6 year old children could only be fun for so long. (Mere minutes, perhaps.) But I figured at 10 and 11, they would finally be old enough to enjoy searching through a corn maze for longer than ten minutes so on Saturday, off we went!

We arrived at Kersey Valley, paid our admission, and got our scratch off cards.  The person at the entrance of the maize explained that there were 6 kiosks located through out the maze that we would be searching for.  Each of our scratch off cards contained three clues and the clues would be helpful in knowing which slot to slide your card into before you scratched it off.  Each scratch off would reveal points.T he object of the maze was to find all 6 kiosks and scratch off the most points possible.

She told us that three of the kiosks were easy to locate and the other three much harder.  We took our scratch off cards and entered the maze.  We found the first kiosk pretty quickly.  The next two took longer to find and we were getting hot. 

I had failed to bring any water into the maze and that was a poor decision.  It was 86 degrees on Saturday and if you've never been in a corn field, let me warn you, there is absolutely zero breeze getting through that corn.  Zero.

We were hot.  And sweaty.  And sadly, I was the sweatiest one of all.  But we persevered. Although about an hour into it, the kids were done.  We had only found 4 of the 6 kiosks and I was determined that we should finish.  We kept going around in what felt like circles.  It all started to look the same and even though the maze is 3.2 miles, it felt like we walked every inch of it twice. 

We searched for twenty more minutes and finally we were done.  I hated that we didn't find all six kiosks but we had fun searching and would definitely go back again next year. 

Here we are at the entrance to the park:

And here we are in the maize maze:

After we exited the maze, the kids had fun jumping on this giant air pillow:

Those lines above the kids heads are ziplines.  They reeeeeeaaaaalllllllly wanted to zipline but you have to have reservations to do that.  And it was expensive.  And Dan felt like they were too low to be too much fun.  Although, that's what I liked about them.  So we will save ziplining for another day, and perhaps for the mountains where the lines will be higher and faster. 


Madeline said...

I love corn mazes! They're so festive and fall like! Glad you guys had fun. I am also a fan of jumping pillows but I'll have to wait until next year.

Mari said...

What a fun thing to do! I've been to a corn maize, but it have things to find inside. Glad you had fun.

Kelli said...

What a fun place! I have always wanted to do something like this.

Mitzi said...

That looks like so much fun ... I wonder if there are any in San Diego...there have to be.
But ... where is the picture of your new 'do??? I want to see the non-bob!

deborah said...

Looks like a lot of fun! But, yeah, I bet HOT!!! I've always enjoyed taking my kids for outings. Seems like we don't quite the same as when they were younger. Probably partly because we went to the park fairly often when they were smaller and now they're outgrowing that.