Sunday, October 16, 2011

More Fun at Butler's Orchard

After visiting the pumpkin patch and bringing our pumpkins out to the car, we spent nearly three more hours at the Pumpkin Festival at Butler's Orchard. Something that everyone likes is the giant slides, which we all went down several times.We spent as much time as we could in the hay barn...which is a barn literally filled with hay. Evelyn wanted to be buried in hay, and we happily obliged.
The corn maze threw us for a loop this year. We apparently took the long way around to find the middle of the maze. This became apparent to us when we left the play house - it didn't take us any time at all to get out.
After eating our picnic lunch, the girls wanted to go on the pumpkin carriage ride. This ride is only for kids, so we quizzed Julia and Evelyn about what they saw on their 10-minute ride. It sounds like the forest was filled with all sorts of festive displays, which the girls thoroughly enjoyed.
Another favorite activity for the girls is the "Mystery Maze." This is a gigantic hay maze that is covered by a gigantic tarp, which makes it very dark inside. The girls loved chasing each other and hiding from Troy. Evelyn also likes going down the combine slide, pictured below. Since adults do not fit, I can only imagine what they did to put a slide inside a piece of farm machinery...
All in all, another wonderful fall day spent at Butler's Orchard!