Like a lot of people, I LOVE October with it's cooler temperatures, pumpkin everything, corn mazes, hay rides, costume parades, spooky decorations, and all the rest of it. I've been especially excited this year, now that we are living somewhere that feels like the Octobers I've known most of my life in the midwest. I love wearing sweaters, making soup, and enjoying some hot tea at the end of the day. I also love a little rural, country feel in October. Everywhere has it's pro's and con's, and L.A. has Utah beat for beaches and awesome winter weather, but Utah is a pretty nice place to be in October. (I really hated going to that "pumpkin lot" on a hot October day back in California. Just depressing.)
So you can imagine my great joy and exultation when I found out Thanksgiving Point was hosting something called "Cornbelly's". There are over 20 attractions and two corn mazes, one being over 12 acres! It's a great place for families with kids of all ages, so it's really my kind of place. The first time I went, I took the kids by myself, and this is how it turned out:
Near the front of the park was a large "Pumpkin Princess" area, so we got sucked in there pretty fast with the two little girls. This is up in a little storybook house:
What little girls can resist a "pumpkin carriage" drawn by a big white stallion with a pink and purple sparkly saddle? (Well, Kate could have, but not these two.)
next to the Pumpkin Princess!!
Little did we know, the "Pumpkin Princess Playland" was just a tiny little part of this place. It's like when you get stuck in Fantasyland for too long, and then you regret not seeing everything else. So off we went:
The "Haunted Hayride":
And one last rock on the big chair: