Wednesday, October 17, 2012


As you know, any occasion will do for me to organize an outing for friends. On the first day of fall 2012, that involved a trip out to the Corn Maze at the Botanic Gardens at Chatfield.

What a better way to welcome fall than with a corn maze complete with good company, a quiz about corn and even a little controversy thanks to Cameron.

This was my first corn maze ever and apparently, it's one of the better ones. It took us nearly two hours to complete (not that we were trying THAT hard - I was obviously more concerned with taking pictures than getting us out).

Things to note:

A majority of us struggle with sense of direction. This only intensifies in a corn maze.

An average ear of corn averages 800 kernels in 16 rows.

You can smuggle wine in anywhere if it's in a tin water bottle.

Deep friend Snickers are delicious.

Even though summer is over, it doesn't make lemonade any less delicious.

In the U.S., corn production measures more than two times that of any other crop.

That still doesn't mean you can eat it. 

Cameron was escorted out of the maze for snacking on well, the maze. Apparently, this is a big no-no and crop security takes this manner very, very seriously (way too seriously if you ask any of us - he actually made Cam recite Rule #2 aloud after he was escorted out of the maze).

Regardless, it made for a great story. And an even better welcome to fall.

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