Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

Last night we went to the pumpkin patch that is near Toppenish. It was a blast! We got there around 5:45 pm - with plenty of sunlight left - so I thought. We started off in the hay bale maze, climbed around the hay bale pyramid, pet the animals in the petting zoo, and then walked through the corn maze. It wasn't really a "maze" just a walk on a path through the corn field. Then we realized that there was a real maze and the kids decided that they would like to go through it. BAD IDEA!! It was soooooooo long! At first there were no new pathways to take and we were afraid it was just like the other one. Nope, they just take you deep in the corn before starting to confuse you. The kids were having fun for the first 20 minutes we were in there. Then we just wanted out! It was starting to get dark and we started seeing kids in costumes making their way through the maze. It was then that I realized that at dark it was going to get haunted!!! ARGHHHH! I hate being scared! And I didn't want my kids traumatized by the experience! So we started walking faster and even asked some of the "crew" if we were near the end. "You've got a hour left" is the answer I got. WHAT?!?!?! AHHHHH . . . obviously we made it out . . . 50 minutes after starting!! And just in time - we didn't get haunted. PHEW! After all the panic-y good times we ate hot dogs and roasted marshmallows for s'mores. They really have a great set-up there and we all had a fun time! What would a family outing be without the mandatory "silly face" picture?
Sliding down the hay bale pyramid.
Andrew being creative - corn stalks make great horses!
The petting zoo - bunny exhibit.
One of the 5 campfires. We had gotten a family pass and it included hot dogs, drinks and s'more makings, but we saw other people bringing in their own food and drinks.


Teresa said...

How fun! I'm glad you made it out before the ghosts and goblins got you!

Amanda said...

ooo..I can't wait to go! looks like you guys had fun. And thanks for the haunted warning..I HATE getting scared too!!