Friday, September 8, 2017
We had headed out so many times in the hopes of getting to the maze, that today Brendon headed out first (so we didn't go to all the effort of getting everyone ready first). And we were thrilled to get the call that they are open. So we all got ready and headed down.
BELOW: This was the view of the mountains just before we went in. So pretty.
Brendon dropped us off at home and went back to finish the maze with the others. The owner was so kind, he said Asher and I could come back later. As Asher slept for quite a while we didn't bother taking her, but Hezekiah went back with me as they were so excited about how much fun it was. Thankfully they did also take a number of photos. This photo taken with a flash to see everyone's faces nicely.
And then without the flash to see how affective the lighting was. When I came back later with Hezekiah I got a fright in here as there were strips of rubber hanging in the walkway and Hezekiah had expected them. So he grabbed them and moved them out of his way as he walked. As I came behind him, he had let go and it fell into my face. I told him something had fallen on me, and so he showed me the next lot of rubber so that I could avoid them. :-)
Very effective skeletons in the dark area.
In the next normal maze area there are a lot of little air puffs as you walk past. It was fun talking as a family about what scared each of us. Even when we were expecting things. The girls had told me about the wall that starts falling down as you are next to it with the "look out" shouted.
And even though I was looking out for it, I still got a bit of a fright.
There is this challenge at the end. Hezekiah was too scared of doing it with them, so that was why he was the one that came back with me later. To overcome his fear and face the challenge. There is a walkway to the side, so it's easy to avoid. I was pleased that he had the courage to go with me though. By the time we got there the water pressure must have been different as the water was splashing onto the first blocks. So we had to wait off the side and make two big steps between the splashes. Thankfully the one was a bit slower than the other - so I pointed that out to Hezekiah and after a bit of hesitation he gave it a go (and we didn't get wet).
A nice shot of Hezekiah. That building behind him is a part of one of the holes.
I asked Rachel to get a photo of me (just to prove I was there) and I got a hole in one. :-)
Rachel ended up not being in any of the photos from the previous day of mini golf, so it was good to get a shot of her today.
We had a fun time and were really grateful for the dry afternoon.
At first I had suggested we only score at a max of 5. At the 9th hole the girls decided to rather make it a max of 6.
Hezekiah was happy with every score he got. Ruth did well today and beat both Hannah and Rachel. I was glad I managed to do well. It's been so many years since I have played. It would have been nice to have a competition between Brendon and I, but it wasn't meant to be. :-)
Ruth took a photo of my "bump". I don't think I've had one yet, and I'm already 31 weeks. Just over 2 months to go now.