Adventures In Corn Mazes – My first one was last year, and might repeat it this year. When I’m asked about my first experience, I usually describe it was the Blair Witch Project meets Legend of Zelda. Growing up in the city of Mountlake Terrace didn’t afford me many opportunities to have corn grow. Let alone grow enough to provide a maze of it. So when I was old enough to drive myself to the outlying towns of Snohomish, and Arlington, I wasn’t interested in adventures in corn mazes, #letsbehonest
Ever since I moved from the city of Bothell to the “city” of Lake Stevens out where I’ve described it as the “sticks” or “Canada” because of my distance from a majority of my friends, it’s been easier to find country life activities such as corn mazes, hay rides, outdoor paintball, and firing apple cannons.
Adventures In Corn Mazes
My first year working at the Woodinville Costco was a time of learning and observing. Along Washington Highway 9 especially between Clearview and Snohomish there are expansive farm fields on either side. Therefore the advertising isn’t difficult to notice and read. One was (still is) a billboard sign for Thomas Family Farms enticing you to turn left (westward) to their place to enjoy fresh picked apples, corn, kid’s activities, and of course their main draw – Adventures In Corn Mazes – Their corn maze!
I mentioned this to my little sister, Charrina, one afternoon, “Ya know, it’s on my Bucket List to tackle a corn maze.”
Her facial expression was priceless, “Wait. Hold up. You’ve never been through one? Not like with Marty, or Art? Or even Chris?”
“No, ma’am. I just never made it a priority as a teen, or young adult. Now? It seems muddy, cold, and without merit or reward. Yet it is still on my list of experiences I want to have.”
She sits up, and says, “Ok, big brother. Pick one, and a date or two, and I’ll do it that with you.”
Saturday, October 6th, 2016 was the day of days! We rolled up to the maze super early in the morning to leverage the little bit of light punching through the fully clouded-over sky. Thomas Family Farm is a compound. I loved it, too. At least from what I experienced of this agritourism and event venue farm. I wanted at least one of the adventures in corn mazes to right away. There is many activities to do beyond the corn maze (daytime) such as pumpkin patch, gem mining, super slide, pro karts, kid paintball blast, Monster Truck rides, and my favorite, apple cannons! They also offer nighttime activities of zombie paintball, Nightmare on 9 Haunted House, and flashlight corn maze.
Speaking of which, we never really finished more than a few checkpoints in the maze the last time. Perhaps we should visit again seeking redemption inside the corn maze? Tell me, Spaceship Earth and Seattle, have you rocked a corn maze before? If so, where did you do it? Nearby, like Thomas Family Farm? Or the Midwest? The South? I’m uber curious!
Until next time though, be good like you should, and if you can’t be good, be good at what you do!
Mic drop *bOoM*