Monday, October 22

I went in a cornfield on Saturday...

I did not meet Akbar...unfortunately. However, it was still quite enjoyable. (To find out who Akbar is, click here)
I think that I should tell you just in case you don't know/haven't observed this, but I absolutely LOVE fall. It seems like we trade out the green of the plants in the summer for the intense blues of the sky (Has anybody else noticed that the color intensifies here in the fall?) and the beautiful reds and yellows of the few changing trees. Although sometimes it seems that everything just goes straight to brown.
I'm getting off topic.
We went to a corn maze in Milton, FL with our amazing homeschool group on Saturday. Even if the maze had been lame, just the fact that my friends were there made it automatically okay; however, that was not the case.
Although the corn in the maze was a little bit thin (we could see the really tall guys' heads over the stalks), and we might have accidentally cheated a little bit, we did eventually make it out! I can't really say that I enjoyed it, but I think that's just cuz I really wanted to play Frisbee/chat with my friends/do anything but run around like crazy people in a maze. Sometime I'll have to try again when I'm not impatient to get out.
Anywho, the irony of the situation is that the corn maze wasn't my favorite part of the corn maze field would be hard to pick just one thing as my favorite. But I would have to say that I really liked the hayride. It was shorter than most hayrides I've been on before, but I believe in quality, not quantity. (Twist that statement around till it makes sense here.)
And since it was short, I rode twice, once with my friends, and once with a little boy bouncing on my knee as we sang,

The wheels on the tractor go up and down,
Up and down, up and down
The wheels on the tractor go up and down,
All through the cornfield!

You get the idea. The stars were showing their brilliance too, and all these things combined with the chilly air and the pleasant company formed a perfect fall fantasy.
Only it was real. 


  1. As Dad and I were trying to get through the corn maze, I was thinking what an odd way it was to have fun. Maybe corn mazes are for those who have a natural sense of direction, but for me it was frustrating not knowing which way to go with everything looking the same. But it was fun being with everyone! And the stars were amazing!

    1. Haha, good one, Mrs. Rachel. :) (If you're wondering what about, I meant "amazing". Cause you were in a corn maze... yeah.)

    2. He, he...I never could resist a good pun...or even a bad one. ;-)

  2. Haha, I knew what you meant when you said Akbar. :) When I read the title, I got that song stuck in my head. Thanks...

    I wonder if it was the same corn maze we went to not long ago. But maybe that one was in Foley or something. We went on a hay ride there too, and the maze was also pretty dinky. :) I loved the cool weather and the hay ride! I think fall is my favorite season. Okay, it is. :)

    I'm done...

  3. I was going to comment that it sounded like you had an a-maze-ing time, but your mom beat me! It would have been corny if I said it after her.

  4. It sounds like you all had a lovely time! I wish I could have gone, but hey! Even though I'll be graduated, I can still come next year....right??? ;D