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Old 08-25-2010, 09:16 PM   #1411
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Photo of the 2010 Fender's Farm Maze...not as flashy as the Boy Scout maze we had last year...but we are raising money for a good cause.

That is really Awesome Any idea of average time it takes someone to get through it
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I was wondering myself..If it is worth the money to go to the MVMCP...from a guys point of view....since it costs like 60 a head and as you see I have alot of heads to pay for
I can say that MNSSHP is worth it. I've yet to go to MVMCP so I cannot vouch for that. At close to $600 for your family to go, I'm not sure if I would do it or not.


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Thanks one and all. It's been a trying week, to say the least. I know the coming weeks will have both good and and bad reports coming from California - and we'll roll with the punches as they come. But the support sure is helpful and appreciated.

I will say that I was absolutely touched last night, when DW came up to me and gave me a great big bear hug and said it was from her dad. He was moved to tears when she told him that she was coming out there - and that I had been insisting on it even before she started to think it was a good idea. He was so grateful and thrilled. It's just one of those things, you know - no matter how old you are, people just still crave appreciation and others noticing what you do. I was so appreciative of his little emotion as something so simple as telling his daughter that she needed to be out there with him. Sure her being gone for 12 days will be difficult at times, but I'm a guy - I can handle stress fairly well. And I can certainly suck it up and handle some extra stuff so she can go be with him for a while. There was no question in my mind that she needed to go - but it was nice to be told of his appreciation. You follow?
I totally understand. It is nice to know that we are loved and appreciated from time to time. I hope your FIL is comforted once your DW gets to Cali.
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Thanks one and all. It's been a trying week, to say the least. I know the coming weeks will have both good and and bad reports coming from California - and we'll roll with the punches as they come. But the support sure is helpful and appreciated.

I will say that I was absolutely touched last night, when DW came up to me and gave me a great big bear hug and said it was from her dad. He was moved to tears when she told him that she was coming out there - and that I had been insisting on it even before she started to think it was a good idea. He was so grateful and thrilled. It's just one of those things, you know - no matter how old you are, people just still crave appreciation and others noticing what you do. I was so appreciative of his little emotion as something so simple as telling his daughter that she needed to be out there with him. Sure her being gone for 12 days will be difficult at times, but I'm a guy - I can handle stress fairly well. And I can certainly suck it up and handle some extra stuff so she can go be with him for a while. There was no question in my mind that she needed to go - but it was nice to be told of his appreciation. You follow?
Absolutely. Sometimes its the little things that mean the most. He does appreciate the sacrifice you and your family are making for him. This is what family is all about. Best wishes to all of you. We are here for you.
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So Monday during one of the sessions during my Wood Badge training we saw the movie "October Sky". Any of you ever seen that one? It's really good. I got it from the library yesterday and we watched it as a family tonight. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it. I had remembered wanting to see it when it was in the theatres back in '99. Lots of different kinds of lessons to be learned from it. And some very cool rocketry too. Check it out!
For some reason I'm always a sucker for these types of movies, guess it comes from growing up in one of those towns where all my friends dad's worked at the same place as mine and you were just kind of expected to follow.

Of course today it's a little tough for a kid to try and make his own rocket fuel without ending up on the news with homeland security surrounding his house

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Glad to see you got the cornmazinator up and running before that damn platypus got there.
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Old 08-26-2010, 07:11 AM   #1415
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Of course today it's a little tough for a kid to try and make his own rocket fuel without ending up on the news with homeland security surrounding his house
Oh yeah - wouldn't that just be something! So many places you can't even set off fireworks...let alone your own rockets. But wow, what a story.
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Well wishes and continued prayers for speedy healing.
Totally understand where you are coming from.. good to get an "at a boy" every now and then

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Today we visited Easton PA, The Crayola Factory It wasn't the actual factory, but they did have a demo on how crayons and markers were made, and it was pretty interesting My son had a blast doing different crafts, and now have alot of new things to hang on the fridge The National Canal Museum is on the upper floors and we almost didn't go to it, but it turned out to be a big hit with my son, he loved running the boat down a huge model canal waterway I found it quite interesting, I never really knew how a canal worked, but I guess you do learn something new everyday
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I was wondering myself..If it is worth the money to go to the MVMCP...from a guys point of view....since it costs like 60 a head and as you see I have alot of heads to pay for
We have done MVMCP and it was great. 0 wait times and they do it up really nice. My boys loved it when it snowed on Main Street & when the castle froze. I cannot tell you how much hot coco and cookies they ate but it may have covered the entrance fee.
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So Monday during one of the sessions during my Wood Badge training we saw the movie "October Sky". Any of you ever seen that one? It's really good. I got it from the library yesterday and we watched it as a family tonight. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it. I had remembered wanting to see it when it was in the theatres back in '99. Lots of different kinds of lessons to be learned from it. And some very cool rocketry too. Check it out!
Definitely a quality movie. I think that was the first time I had even seen Chris Cooper in a film, and I remember thinking, "I don't know who that actor is, but he's really good."

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Photo of the 2010 Fender's Farm Maze...not as flashy as the Boy Scout maze we had last year...but we are raising money for a good cause.

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Thanks one and all. It's been a trying week, to say the least. I know the coming weeks will have both good and and bad reports coming from California - and we'll roll with the punches as they come. But the support sure is helpful and appreciated.

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[QUOTE=Disney Commando;37968279]Today we visited Easton PA, The Crayola Factory It wasn't the actual factory, but they did have a demo on how crayons and markers were made, and it was pretty interesting My son had a blast doing different crafts, and now have alot of new things to hang on the fridge QUOTE]

I need to check that place out sometime. Everybody I know who has gone up there has really enjoyed it.
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I swung by Walmart this morning and they had a display by the register of old Disney movies for $6, not the normal ones but ones like:
Darby O'Gill and the Little People
In Search of the Castaways
Summer Magic
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
The Cat From Outer Space

Damn its weird how just seeing the DVD case can take you back to being a kid sitting on the floor watching TV with the family on a Sunday night.
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That is really Awesome Any idea of average time it takes someone to get through it
anywhere from 1 to 1½hrs. Me...once I learn my way around... about 30 minutes

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Are my eyes deceiving me, or is the route to the center not all that far from the entrance?
You see correctly..."d-r-e-n" then "t-a-l" and you are pretty much out...but then that's the path that is ends Phase 1 there you have choice to quit and take a break or just say I've had enough...or start Phase 2.

Throughout the maze there are 10 numbered guide post signs...If you find all and answer all the "Cornundrums" correctly you can enter a prize drawing...last year he gave away a 4-wheeler.

We also have some signs where if you are really lost in one of the dead ends...you can send a text and it will guide you to the correct path.

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Darby O'Gill and the Little People
In Search of the Castaways
Summer Magic
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
The Cat From Outer Space

its weird how just seeing the DVD case can take you back to being a kid sitting on the floor watching TV with the family on a Sunday night.
Or if you are old enough, putting on your pajamas and going to the drive-in where they had a double feature and played the intermission films

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26pQN...eature=related
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Despite what's going on in the family... I just have to say ( or announce )...


10 days til my DD and I are on our Daddy Daughter Adventure to the World!

My DW insists that we still go, and I'm in agreement. Changing now would just break our DD's heart. She's been counting down the days since around 65 (on the wipe-off board in our kitchen) - but we've been planning it since last September. Now we just have to pray for decent weather.
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You see correctly..."d-r-e-n" then "t-a-l" and you are pretty much out...but then that's the path that is ends Phase 1 there you have choice to quit and take a break or just say I've had enough...or start Phase 2.

Throughout the maze there are 10 numbered guide post signs...If you find all and answer all the "Cornundrums" correctly you can enter a prize drawing...last year he gave away a 4-wheeler.

We also have some signs where if you are really lost in one of the dead ends...you can send a text and it will guide you to the correct path.

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10 days til my DD and I are on our Daddy Daughter Adventure to the World!

My DW insists that we still go, and I'm in agreement. Changing now would just break our DD's heart. She's been counting down the days since around 65 (on the wipe-off board in our kitchen) - but we've been planning it since last September. Now we just have to pray for decent weather.
Have a great time! You can use a little break. Praying all goes well for you and the family.
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