Sunday, October 04, 2009

aMAZEing

The maze at the Puzzling World of Wanaka (in NZ) confirmed our love for mazes. When we caught wind that the Lethbridge corn maze was open for business we were THERE!

We began the maze by relying on our own devices (i.e., our brains) but after walking in several circles and having NO CLUE where we were or how to get where we wanted to be, we realized that we needed more than our little brains to overcome the looming corn stocks.

We also needed more than a little corn snack to re-power our brainage.

(You’re not supposed to touch the corn, but this pitiful, wilted reject had already been tossed —naked— on the ground).

Lowell pulled out his ipod which he had secretly downloaded the map of the maze onto (he is very sneaky that way).

This is the picture we used...

We finally figured out where we were and 46 minutes and 2,746 steps later (I was wearing a pedometer- I didn’t count each step on my own), we successfully navigated our way through the maze.

SUCCESS!

There was also a cow train and a petting zoo, but small children were starting to take over the place, and we didn't want to get in the way of their cow-train/animal-petting fun. Plus, there's no guaranteeing that we'd even FIT in the cow train...

3 comments :

marcandorkylie said...

Now I wonder how long that would have taken you without Lowell's trusty map. At the corn maze in Chilliwack they have questions every so often that if you answer them correctly will give you the right direction to go. Sometimes they are hard though! Last year we did it with the youth group at church and I was embarassed at my lack of knowledge about BC history in front of 13 year olds. Eek! Excited to see you next week!

Shelley said...

I once did the corn maze in LaCombe with my friend Renae. We did the maze at night with nothing but our glow sticks to show us the way. We got totally lost, wandered in circles for quite some time. Then the maze closed..the lights went out...AND WE WERE STILL LOST INSIDE. the 'corn cops' were supposed to check the maze to make sure everyone was out. They didn't. We yelled for help, through our glow sticks in the air hoping they would see us...and finally had to cut through the corn to escape the stalks.

Bloggy Mama said...

What? That is the coolest thing EVER!!! I want to find a maze, now....