Five years ago we started an August/September tradition of taking our kids, and often some of their friends, up to the Great Vermont Corn Maze in Danville. It has never let us down. Yes, after 90+ minutes of wandering around the 10 acre field it’s often common to start getting short with one another. You also begin to develop some understanding of Stephen King’s inspirations. The final psychological payoff is worth it though.
This year in addition to our own offspring (the two-legged kind) we also had our lovely nieces, Lilah and Eve, along for the ride so they too got to experience the full cycles of joy, doubt, frustration, and then finally the exultation of solving the thing (in just over 2 hours today) and then happily beating the ever living crap out of the Bell of Success. In any case we were grateful that the Minotaur was on break the whole time. Our puzzle solving acumen was then celebrated with lunch and the supernaturally large whoopie pies of the legendary P&H truck stop on the way home. All suffering is relative. If you ever find yourself in the neighborhood, we can’t recommend the whole experience enough. Just make sure you come prepared to keep your sense of humor intact!