Before I start with my story, let me tell you a little bit about the South Texas MAiZE in Hondo, TX. First off, people call it a corn maze, but it is actually a maize maze. This maze is on a 7 acre field that has a different intricate design each year. This year the maze was dedicated to those that have served our country, showing off a flag and cross. It has two “phases” or sides that take about 20min each. Also at the South Texas MAiZE has a pumpkin patch, tons of food (kettle corn ftw), hay ride, and a couple other activities for young kids. My favorite part.. PET FRIENDLY!! I was able to take Remus, and my friend Stephanie was able to take her pup Wesley.
Wesley is a havanese who is always smiling. However, Wesley is not used to walking long distances. During the maze, he started lagging behind and getting pretty tired of walking. Remus, who never tires, kept pulling us forward and would occasionally walk next to Wesley to keep him company.
The maze is pretty easy to navigate. You are given a sheet of paper with questions on it. Once you come across a marker, you find the question on the sheet, answer the multiple choice, then turn in the direction it tells you. If you get the answers correct, the maze doesn’t take to long. There are sheets for kids and other sheets with various themes. Stephanie chose history and, luckily, knew all the correct answers!
Next we took a break and decided to have lunch. Let me tell you something.. I had the most delicious brisket sandwich EVER! I was so surprised!! I haven’t come across decent barbecue since I’ve moved to this area. This was, truly, a gift.
After lunch, we decided to take the hayride over to the pumpkin patch to pick out a couple pumpkins to carve. The hay ride was short, but it was nice to sit in the shade and relax a bit. At the pumpkin patch we decided to check on the prices of the pumpkins. Oh my goodness were they expensive! It was eleven dollars for a tiny pumpkin!! We decided to skip on that (even though buying a pumpkin from a patch would have been cute) and just take pictures instead. The boys would not stay still for anything!! When Remus stayed, Wesley would run around and vise versa. It was a mess. We managed to snag a couple of pictures, but this one is my favorite. Remus just looks so silly!
On the way home, we decided to get some pumpkins at HEB to carve. I got mine for less than $4 and it was larger than the $11 one at the maze! Honestly, the only complaint I have about that place was the price of the pumpkins.. I decided to carve a dachshund in mine. Remus didn’t really care (or notice), but I pretend that he feels honored to be carved into a pumpkin. Does that make me crazy? Probably. Stephanie was going to do this extremely detailed dragon, but she messed up and ended up just carving a face instead. She tends to do that every year though. She carves a pumpkin, doesn’t like it, then carves the same thing again the next day. She learns from her first bad experience, haha!
Overall, the trip was fantastic! If you are ever near Hondo during the fall, I beg you stop by!! I went in 2005 and had a blast then too. I honestly think it is fun for all ages, as well as pets. I hope Remus and I get the chance to go again next year!
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