Guest Post: Amy of Amylouwho

Hey Jongleur fans! My name is Amylou and I'm visiting today from my little space called AmyLouWho. I'm so excited to be guest posting over here today and what better way than to talk about my favorite season ever!
There is just something about Autumn that wins my heart! I love the colder weather and the changing of the leaves. Pretty sweaters, scarves, and actually loving hot coffee because you need it to warm your insides! I think I could go on forever about why I love it, but today I'm going to talk about my favorite tradition: The Corn Maize! Yep... it's spelled Maize on purpose...it's punny. Haha! Get it?!
I remember when I first heard about the corn maize in the small town neighboring ours. At the time, I was really active in my youth group at church (I was in high school). We were always looking for ways that we could get together and hang out. So one my friends started telling our youth pastor all about the maize and was asking if we could go as a group. I was like...."Hey...WOAH...what's that?" Well I found out pretty quickly that it is just a maze cut into a field of corn. I was asking myself, "Why is that supposed to be fun?!" Well little did I know that it would become one of my favorite activities of the entire year! Pretty soon we were walking through a corn field in the middle of nowhere, playing marco polo.....FOR FUN! Who knew, right?
Every year since then, I beg someone to go with me! We get dressed up warmly. Everyone usually wears like two or three jackets and least! In my case two scarfs and in the pictures below you will also see that I have on two hats! In Texas, they just don't make coats to be very warm because it's usually not that cold, but when the breeze whips through your clothes, you regret it if you aren't dressed warmly enough. Oh and last year we brought hand warmers! That was the warmest I've ever been!
Here are a few pictures from the last times I've been:
2009
We took my little brother and his friend! So much fun!
2010
Last year we took our friends from Arizona!
They had never been and we had such a good time!
Yep... I'm the silly one with the cupcake hat!

The best things about going to the Maize:
Cold weather.
Pretty thick corn stalks.
Walking through a maze that is actually a huge design. They change the design yearly.
My husband running around with a flashlight on his head.
A silly little quiz to help us get through the maze and take the right direction.
Watching the movie Signs before we go. Oh yeah!
My husband hiding from me and then jumping out to scare me.
Hot chocolate.
A corn cannon - oh yes...a cannon that shoots ears of corn at targets.
Great times with friends.
Acting like we are 5 years old again!

Here are a few arial views of
some mazes around the country:
*all photos from The Maize website*

Have you ever been to a Corn Maize? If not there is a really great way to see if there is one close to where you live! The Maize has their own website and believe me when I say that there is one in pretty much every state in the US! It's really easy to click on your state to find a location close to you! My favorite time to go is at night, but you can also go during the day. In my experience, it was very affordable and was great for all age groups! If you've never been, I would really recommend it!
Thank you Janette for letting me share my favorite fall tradition!
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This is definitely an amazing fall tradition! (Puts my crayon buying tradition to shame, no doubt! Ha!) Thanks for sharing Amy! And if you aren't already acquainted with my sweet friend's blog, please check it out!
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5 comments

  1. yes! love amy and love janette! this is like a double feature of awesome! and it is FABULOUS to hear of someone else who has been to a corn maze! robert and i love them! one fall, we were supposed to go on a hot air balloon ride but the winds were too high, so we had to postpone. we had already driven way out into the country, so we just found a local corn maze and called it a day:) they are super fun, and a bit creepy. but more fun than creepy so it works out:)

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  2. Maize, Punny. hahaha! Got it. :) Hilarious. Love corn "maizes" as long as they're not the haunted kind. Haha! I'm a baby.

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  3. i love your blog¡¡ is very cutee kisses from Mexico :)

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  4. YAY for AMY! :) :)

    I would love to go to a cool corn maze like this! I've only been to a haunted one...and it was pretty lame. Boo.

    I love any kind of outdoor activity in the FALL! :D

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  5. awe Amylou, i've always wanted to go through a corn maze. the one time we almost did the weather locked us out with too much rain and sogged the whole sitch. loved your re-caps and what a fun group to go with. awesome guestage! ♥

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