Get Lost in the Family Fun

By Abby Cross

Fall is the time for pumpkin patches and corn mazes! Baseggio Family Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze is a local, family run pumpkin patch and maze. This crazy corn maze is located at 16695 Cr. 20.5 in Atwood, Colo.

corn-maze-pictureThe first day for this event was Oct. 7, 2016. They are open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October to pick out that perfect pumpkin and explore their HUGE corn maze. Their operating hours are Fridays from 6pm-9pm, Saturdays from 11am-9pm, and Sundays from 11am-6pm.

They are also offering a Haunted Corn Maze. The haunted corn maze does not start until Oct. 21. The maze is being haunted on Friday and Saturdays nights until October 29 from 7:30pm-10:30pm. They are also offering a special haunting night on October 30 from 7:30pm-10:30pm.

Baseggio Family Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze is a very family friendly place! They also have games for the kiddos. If you don’t feel comfortable taking your little ones through the full size maze, they have provided a mini maze made of hay bales. They will also have picture boards and a corn box. The corn box is just like a sand box, but with corn kernels. They will also have corn hole for the adults.

This amazing corn maze and pumpkin patch is a great place for the whole family! The admission for the pumpkin patch and games is free. For the regular corn maze, it is $8 for adults and $5 for kids ages 5 to 11. For the haunted corn maze, it is $12 each. Anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Kayla’s Korner

By Kayla Smithgall

On May 9, I said, “See you later,” to my best friend, Seva. She was an exchange student and her nine months in America were up.

“I’m not going to say goodbye, because we will see each other again,” she said.

On August 26, I said, “See you later,” to my two American best friends. They were heading off to college in Florida.

“We’ll see you in December!” they said.

I had to say goodbye to the three most amazing people I’ve ever met within just a few short months.

When I said goodbye to Seva, it hurt me so much that I told myself that I didn’t want to be friends with an exchange student again because I didn’t want to go through that much pain when saying goodbye.

I didn’t know what I was going to do without being able to see her every day. When she was here, I pretty much knew her schedule because it was so similar to mine. When she went back home, I had no idea what she was up to.

There was a little voice in my head telling me that she’d forget me once she was back home surrounded by her family and friends.

Let me just say, I have never been more thankful for technology than I am now.

There is a 14-hour time difference between the U.S. and Georgia. The only time we can Skype each other is in the afternoon here, which is in the evening there.dscn4505

We have Skyped each other a few times, and each call has lasted for at least two hours. We text each other a couple times a week, with updates on what’s going on in our lives.

It made me so sad when my friends left for Florida. Unlike Seva, I knew when I would see them again but I still miss them like crazy.

Like Seva, I was nervous that they would get there, make lots of friends and forget about me.

In the past, whenever I asked someone to keep me updated, they never would. When I asked my friends to keep me updated, I had a sad feeling that they wouldn’t. But they did.

I got texts when they passed through different states and where they went to do a little sightseeing. I got Snapchats of their dorm room and where they would be working. I even got pictures of what it looks like for one of them to go to English class.20160826_185516

Last week, I got a postcard from one of them telling me that she had already met two Kayla’s there but that I will always be the greatest.

After I received the postcard, I was no longer worried that they would forget about me. It put all my worries to rest.

Sometimes I still feel alone. Every so often, I want to do things and start to ask one of the girls to come with me, until I remember that they can’t. It stinks that I was “left behind” but knowing that distance won’t change our friendship is an amazing feeling.

As for not befriending any exchange students, that is going to be impossible to avoid because the ones that are here at SHS are pretty fun to be around.

If anyone ever tells you to not become friends with someone because they have to leave at some point, don’t listen to them. The memories that you will make are worth so much more than the pain it causes.

And don’t ever say goodbye; just say see you later.