Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Children of the Corn-

On Sunday morning we made our annual trip with our friends and their kids to Mike's Corn Maze at Warner Farm in nearby Sunderland. Past mazes have pictured Julia Child and Louis Armstrong, and this year's maze is called "Odysseus and Polyphemus, An Odyssey in Corn" -

Ready? Let's go!

Uh oh. Which way?

Um, no, this is a dead end.

A bridge! I wonder where it goes...

Of course, it's everyone's favorite, the spud cannon!

A new feature this year is a gazebo with a camera obscura inside-

For a better view, you can climb the viewing platform-

Our friend Jeff appears satisfied with the day.

For completing the maze, finding the 24 numbered checkpoints, and getting out again, we got a free pumpkin, but not the one Jeff is sitting on!


Phoebe Fay said...

Wow, what great fun. And congratulations on not getting eaten by the minotaur.

Hungry Mother said...

Corn mazes are good fun and the fall colors are awesome, too.

anaglyph said...

STAY OUT OF THAT CORN! Don't you know anything? That's the work of aliens and they want to steal your children. And your liver.

(Those aliens really know their Classics, eh?)

Catalyst said...

That looks like fun. Are there electric carts for us older folk?

Malach the Merciless said...

What no dragon?

C.Rag said...

I love Fall. The leaves are so pretty. I can't wait to drive through the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Anonymous said...

That is so cool!

here today, gone tomorrow said...

I would do just about anything for a free pumpkin, I like fall that much.

Malicious Intent said...

I had a corn maze, once.
Never saw my ex again.
I had a corn maze, once.

Malicious Intent said...

For all the Palin lovers out there, pass it on...

Cash said...

I could be blind folded & still get out of that maze.


Colonel Colonel said...

Phoebe: No, John McCain was not there.

HungryMo: I love New England. Could not pay me to live anywhere else this time of year.

Reverend: We escaped!!!

Catalyst: No carts needed. Everything in the maze goes at 2 mph.

Malach: We killed him with the spud cannon.

C.Rag: That's a lovely area too. But you and Angryman and AG need to visit us in New England in the fall. We have a guest room ready.

Kelly: oh yeah, it is soooo cool! Have I mentioned lately that I loooove where I live???

HTGT: I'd roll a kid and his puppy for a free pumpkin- however, I didn't need to this year.

MI: Well, yes. I suppose they are handy for that, too.

MI: Oh, that is SO FUNNY!!!! Everyone, go visit!!!

Cash: well, DUH!!! We Hoomans cannot put any of that crap over on you.

You are going to go, um, "help" the McCain campaign by doing, uh, "advance" (digestive tract elimination) work for them, yes???