Venturing north of the Perimeter (part 2!)

Sunday afternoon, I ventured north of the perimeter yet again… (I know you are saying to yourself.. that’s TWICE in one weekend!)..I headed up to Stonewall to Boostra Farms to check out their corn maze! I’ve never ever been in a corn maze… and well wanted to check it out.. to see what it was like! In two weeks they start their ‘Haunted Maze’ where they have spooky people dressing up to scare you… (also you can go at night… I think I want to try this..but will have to take a flashlight.. because I’m afraid of ‘moving in the darkness’–that’s a long story for another time!)…

Here is a picture that was taken from the sky to show what the 2010 Corn Maze looks like. (I’m still not sure how a corn maze is actually made…how does one ‘cut’ it to make it look like something awesome from the air, and just not random lines in a field? It’s a mystery to me… perhaps the people that make ‘crop circles’ also make corn mazes on the side?) And every maze needs some rules….

Sometimes a girl has to walk the corn maze… like she’d walk a runway in a high-fashion shoot.. don’t ask.. it’s just the rules of the corn maze!!!

…and YES there was CORN in the MAZE… (on the STALKS!) another ‘first’ for this city gal!

At one point all these little black birds… went CRAZY and started flying over our heads… diving, and trying to stay in flight in the crazy wind that was happening…. and well it was a pretty cool shot!

At the corner of the maze is a GIANT hay-bale pyramid… of course I climbed to the top!! and then was invaded by SMALL children from ALL sides… (kind of funny-apparently I’m just a big kid!!)

Here’s a shot of me at the top… while kids, climbed and jumped off all sides!! These bales were ‘monster’ bales!  (and there was one more layer of bales on the bottom!)

Yep, a bit of kid in me…. as I JUMP!!!

We went back into the corn maze to see if we could find all 16 of these letters on stakes to solve a puzzle… (I must admit after wandering around for another 45mins to an hour… we gave up.. after finding like 6 of them!)

…I might have broken the rule about going off the path to get this photo.

and a quick snap of Brianne.. who shared this adventure with me!!!

And then we headed over to the ‘little kid’ hay maze.. (made out of the ginormous hay bales again)…the really cool thing was.. not only could you go around on the INSIDE.. you could also run/jump over the tops of the bales… oh ya… that was a fun thing!!
…1, 2, 3…. JUMP!!!

There was a small petting zoo…. and you could feed the animals….like this little cute goat. Something tells me these animals get lots of lov’n…

This was the smallest pony/horse I’ve seen in my life… it was like the size of a large dog!  It had such BIG eyes and was pretty darn cute.  It was just walking around outside of the petting area fence, eating grass…!

It was another great afternoon… driving back to my house… I started to think, for a minute… perhaps Winnipeg is slowly starting to become my city… a city where I feel like a belong!

It’s really, really hard living so far away from family and long time friends…(I won’t lie, and I also know it’s my choice… I’m the adventurer…I’m the one that LIKES to explore new places… it’s true, but sometimes I just wish that I lived a ‘bit’ closer to Ontario)…

The past two weekends there have been two weddings I would have loved to be at…. My cousin Leanne’s and my friend Krista (who we have known each other since kindergarten–that’s like 25yrs people.. that’s some history!)…And thanksgiving is coming this next weekend….I could just sit and complain about how life in Ontario keeps on roll’n while I’m living my life in Manitoba…(but I don’t want to do that…)

For the most part, I’m loving my life here in Winnipeg.. and I don’t think I want to change a single bit of it, as hard as some moments might be… there are some truly amazing beautiful moments too.. with new friendships that are being made, families that are opening up their homes to me and well almost ‘adopt’ me… It takes time to get ‘settled’ in a new city… someone told me once it takes 2-3years… well I’m 9months in so have a bit farther to go!

So life is good, and some days are hard.. but others like today aren’t… you have to take the sad days with the happy ones… and hope that the happy moments and memories you make will get you through the next sad patch… hmmm and that’s my 2cents for today!

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