A maze-ing

CALLAWAY CO., MO, – Against tough opposition and seemingly unending waves of corn, we came out victorious against this year’s Shryocks Callaway Farms Corn Maze, shattering our personal record in the process. Our completion time of one hour and twelve minutes marks the first time we’ve completed the maze in under two hours.

Our plan of attack this year was simple. We allowed each team-members’ strengths to shine: her, with her intuitive nature and tendency to pick up on non-maze specific details like, “There’s a lot of talking coming from that direction…I’ll bet there’s a checkpoint there.” Me with my methodical mapping of every corn corridor we traversed. We kept our focus, stuck to our game plan, and immensely enjoyed the afternoon together until we reached all the checkpoints. Then we picked out a pumpkin together and basked in our accomplishment into the evening. Together, the totality of our victory exceeded the sum of our individual contributions.

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  1. Todd

    I came across your blog and I appreciate your annual trip to our maze. We try and have a clean family atmosphere that people will enjoy. I’m having difficulty coming up with a theme for this year, any thoughts? This is our 10th anniversary.
    Shoot me an email if you have any suggestions. Thanks again.

    Mike Shryock

  2. Thanks for the comment, Mike, and congratulations on your 10th anniversary!

    This comment was probably caught in the queue too long for us to participate in this year’s fun, but I’m sure you will come up with something topical and whimsical as you always do! Readers are welcome to share ideas in the comments. Who knows what might become the inspiration for a future maze!

    I hope to make the journey to your maze again this fall!

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