Turns out, they were hosting a tractor pull today. For anyone who is not a hick, you're probably scratching your head right now, trying to figure out what in the world that is. Apparently, we are not hicks either, as we stood on the sidelines, scratching our heads, wondering what was going on! If I caught on correctly, there is some heavy piece of machinery that gets hooked on to the back of each tractor, and the concept is to see who's tractor is the strongest, who can pull it to the finish line the fastest. Because of this event, the petting zoo was not set up. We got our money back, marked another random thing done on our belts, and headed elsewhere.
In Elgin, there is a maze made out of a corn field, called The Maize Maze (Maize is a type of corn). They have a free (!!) petting zoo that actually has animals! Benny scared all the animals and tried taking home the kittens. He also made a request to ride the baby goats. Let's put it this way, I believe we've found the first place that will NOT miss Benny when we move next week!
Benny vs. the Cow
The maze is $6 for each adult, kids under 5 are free. They hand you a map, show you your exit (on said map) and push you in. Benny and Moshe Alex LOVED it! They were running through it, leading us in every wrong direction! Sometimes holding hands, usually just running together - Benny was his crabby self and got overprotective of his hand at one point, "This Benny's hand!! Don't touch it!" My angel.
Notice the kids escaping as we study the map.
They're on a mission!!!!
And they're off!!
A natural explorer!
We made it out, both kids thoroughly grubbed up and wiped out! Within minutes of pulling out of the parking lot, Benny was asleep. Two hours later, he still is. As soon as he wakes up, we power wash him outside! ;)
'Twas a very nice day. Not much done in terms of packing, just the little bit accomplished before work called. But there's always tomorrow!!!