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Off to the Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

Two years ago, my sister and I ventured up to Snohomish County to go to our first corn maze. On this past Sunday, we repeated the experience, this time, with her boyfriend in our company, taking lead as map guide. 

In our first year, we had forgone the use of the map and decided to venture through completely
on our own. We made it! It took us nearly two hours to complete the massive maze, but all the same, had a a lot of fun - so much so that when she announced that she was moving back to Washington State from Arizona, we both decided (early in the summer, mind you) that we would be returning to Bob's Corn Maze.

As our tummies were grumbling with hunger upon our arrival, we started our visit by standing in the understandably long line for three scrumptious golden ears of roasted corn, dipped into melted salty butter, using a napkin and the blackened husks to anchor the ears to our
hands. Juicy bites of corn melted in our mouths with one delicious bite after another. This year, we also shared a roasted apple with ice cream - an exquisite yet simple dessert that only lasted me three bites before being too sweet to finish. Thank goodness for the dude - Jordan finished my half for me.

Later, in our journey to navigate the corn maze, we took a hayride from one side of the farm to the other, bumping along the gravel road, and finally exiting the wagons carefully while stepping upon the muddy, slippery terrain. This time, our travels through the maze were a mere hour and a half as we decided to use the guidance of the map for the second half of the maze. We concluded our time at the farm by taking the hayride back to the larger of the pumpkin patches in search of the perfect pumpkin (I prefer the Cinderella/Fairytale pumpkin myself because of the rich and sweet flavors, whereas Steph prefers a quaint carving pumpkin instead).


Where is your favorite pumpkin patch and what are you going to carve? One thing I know for certain is that I'm looking forward to making delicious pumpkin pie this year!

Em

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