Temperatures would get a bit chilly at night so we had to dress warmly and remember to bring a flashlight. When we all arrived we split into four groups. The idea was to not only find our way out but to also collect, as a team, all the pieces to the maze from randomly (or strategically) placed mailboxes through out the maze.
The team to leave the maze first with all members of the team and all pieces of the maze would be declared the winner.
Fun, fun, fun!
This year the maze theme was baseball. The picture at the top of this post is the maze we spent two and a half hours getting all manner of lost in. There were people of all ages in there. And sometimes we would have to backtrack and then we would bump into other teams.
I will say this, I was very happy I had visited the restrooms before I entered the maze. But if someone heard the call of nature whilst still in the thick of it there were occasional porta pottys.
And it was fun to see all the flashlights blinking all over the maze. There was even a bridge at one point that had been set up in the maze so that when you reached the very center you could stand above it all and try to figure out which way to go. They even had a small area in there where you could buy a snack (popcorn + donuts) and drink (coffee + hot cider).
Believe it or not my team won! We thought for sure we were going to be last. And we learned a lot about cooperation and patience. And it didn't hurt that many on our team liked to crack jokes and stay positive.
If you are ever in Lancaster, Pennsylvania you must visit Cherry Crest Adventure Farm. It is home to the Amazing Maize Maze and known the world over. http://www.cherrycrestfarm.com/
There is a lot to do there besides getting lost in a maze. They also have the Strasburg Train where you can get a ride on a classic railroad, pet and feed farm animals, taste the yummy food of Lancaster County, get hay rides, and so much more!
But if you go, take a friend or two or ten with you. And if you have a family take them all along. It is a place where memories are made. Its also not a bad place to take your date if you want to see how well they can cooperate with you in those crazy mazes. ;) Did I mention that you can eat corn there?
" He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle's!"
~ Psalm 103:5