4 years, 10 months.
Last week at school your teacher apparently had read your class a book that talked about a corn maze. So Friday morning as I was helping you brush your teeth, you requested we go to one as a family.
The closest “pumpkin patch” that had a corn maze was Gentry’s Farm in Franklin, TN. So Saturday morning we headed that way.
At Gentry’s Farm, the pumpkin patch is basically right across from the parking lot, so as soon as we arrived, you found the very best pair of pumpkins out there.
Amazingly, they were only $3 each. We also let you pick out an all-white “ghost” pumpkin as well, from the $1 bin.
From there, we hopped on the hay ride and checked out the farm. We got to see some very young calves with their mommies.
Afterwards, you played on some of the playground a little bit before we finally visited the main attraction, in your mind at least.
Before entering the corn maze, we studied the map first. We saw there were two openings into the maze; both serving as either an entrance or an exit, depending on which one you started with.
We were about halfway through the maze when I figured out the trick:
“Jack, just follow the line of people coming towards us; as they should go where we just came from as well.”
You enjoyed your first corn maze. Plus, we saw a lot of people we knew there.
I’m glad you decided you wanted to go. Lots of good memories were created there for our family.
It’s the happening place to be right now in the Nashville area, for families looking to participate in the token American traditions for the fall season:
Picking pumpkins, going on a hayride, and walking through a corn maze.
We also had a lot of fun actually carving the pumpkins, too. But I’ll save that for another letter to you.