Our late September cool snap . . . well, it snapped. We are back to sweating again, but that wasn’t going to stop us from enjoying every bit of October and the approach of Halloween! On Sunday we visited Poppell Farms, about an hour and a half drive from Savannah and well worth the time in the car. There were hay rides, a pumpkin patch, duck races and steer roping, lots of bouncing and swinging and climbing. There were animals to pet, a corn crib where the kids immediately buried themselves in corn, and a mini cow train which Lola rode three times.
But the best part of all, at least according to Fletcher (and me, too!) was the corn maze! Lola Gray was scared, so she and Raymond sat this one out but Fletcher and I braved the sun and ventured into the maze. The corn wasn’t terribly tall, so I thought it would be a pretty easy one to figure out. But . . . . ummmm . . . I was wrong. We got pretty turned around! Fletcher didn’t mind though – the kid loves mazes, and anything with a map, so he was in heaven. I have no idea how long it took us to find our way out (I know we managed to miss entirely 2 of the 10 numbered markers) but when we finally found our way to the exit Fletcher jumped up and down and ran the last stretch shouting “We did it! We did it!” That excitement and enthusiasm gets me every time. I hope he never loses that joy.