Since we are now fully committed to the Camino de Santiago trek next September, the hubs and I have upped our walking game significantly. Every weekend we’re out exploring the city streets and country roads in and around Portland. It is amazing what you miss when you are whizzing along at 55 mph. Of course, the beautiful Fall weather hasn’t hurt. I don’t know how motivated we’ll be when it’s cold, gray and soggy, but we’ll cross that bridge (on foot) when we come to it.
I’m in charge of mapping our routes and coming up with interesting locations and access to restrooms and good food along the way. So far, so good. Last week a friend of mine who is always off on one adventure or another, mentioned she had gone to the Portlandia Corn Maize out on Sauvie Island. When I asked how much actual walking was involved, she indicated it could be A LOT depending on how many dead ends you took in the maize.
Well, thanks to Lois, I thought this would be a great way to try something new and get our walk on at the same time. What a hoot! Yes, it is mostly for families with kids and somehow that brought out the kid in us too. We walked, we laughed, and we got lost over and over again. But, we enjoyed the fresh air, acres of corn stocks at least ten feet tall, answered silly questions that helped us find our way through the maize, and of course, I sang a chorus or two of “I’m as Corny as Kansas in August”.