Sunday, October 28, 2012

Alpha Acres

Last weekend we headed to Alpha Acres to enjoy the beautiful fall weather outdoors.  I love Autumn in NC.  This was our first visit to Alpha Acres Corn Maze.  They had lots of fun places for the kids to play and explore.  



The corn maze was created in the shape of a Liberty Bell.  There were 10 check points.  Each checkpoint was an answer to a question about American History found on our map. 



Andrew and Ryan LOVED the corn maze and were quite good at navigating using our map. 



Molly, on the other hand, was NOT a fan of the corn maze.  She stomped her feet, cried, pouted, yelled, and refused to move.  (She didn't really like me taking pictures of her tantrum either).



However, once her very kind daddy picked her up and carried her, she LOVED it! 



She still wasn't completely happy by the end of the maze though, and would not smile for a family photo.  So this is the best we have of all of us together. 


In addition to a corn maze, they had lots of other activities. 

There were corn cannons to shoot!  Andrew was a very good aim.  He is the only person we saw hit a target with the cannon all day...and he hit THREE!  The men working were pretty impressed. 



Another favorite was the water balloon launchers.  They were lots of fun!  Ryan enjoyed launching multiple balloons at once to see what would happen.




Molly's favorite was the cow train.  It went surprisingly fast, and the adults had just as much fun!  






The Hayride was also a fun trip.  We had a 3 legged dog who joined us on the journey.  Andrew sat with him the whole time.  


The Hayride went by this beautiful pond.


We all loved competing against each other at the duck races.  They had 5 water pumps that fed into pvc pipes.  We raced to see who could pump water the fastest and send the rubber ducks down to the bottom first.  This was another area Andrew excelled in.  He beat all of us 7 out of 10 times!  




We spent hours there, and only left because it was time for naps.  There was so much to do, and it was so much fun.  They had toys to climb on, swings, inflatable pony rides, and a little pumpkin patch.  There was even a concession stand that had $1 hot dogs and popcorn. We will definitely go back again!




  


 

1 comment:

Janine said...

Looks like a great day! I want to check it out now. :)