Metal-eating MEGASAURUS at Maize Valley Winery: Part 2
Yesterday marked the first of two visits the SPECTACULAR Megasaurus is making at Maize Valley Winery this year, and even at my age, I was a bit awe-struck at the might of this fire-breathing, metal-eating monster (and at three stories tall, why wouldn’t I be?!).
Pre-show, you grown-ups might enjoy the chance to speak with Mega’s inventor, who happened to be manning a booth at Saturday’s show. (I jokingly asked him, “So, how did you get into this? Just come home from work one day and say, ‘Hey, honey. I’ve decided to quit my job and build a giant, fire-breathing dinosaur?!’) While you’ll have your own questions, according to Mega’s inventor, the dinosaur globe trots and has even made a Hollywood appearance or two. (How’s that for following your dreams?)
The mighty ‘Saurus made his debut just around twilight, where he began warming up by growling about the backwoods and throwing a few fireballs. At that point, those who were still busy playing around the farm took note and joined the enormous group of people gathered where woods meets field at the back of the property.
Frankly, to say that Megasaurus completely enraptured the audience would be an understatement. Even I barely took time to turn around and grab a few audience shots because, well, I couldn’t take my eyes off that thing as he picked up two cars filled with pumpkins and made a light snack out them. Metal-metal-munch-crunch! (Truth be told, this overgrown sissy was even slightly afraid to look away…just in case Mega might decide to head our direction, I didn’t want to turn around to find him hovering over me!)
I’ve decided not to share too many of the images from this particular experience because it is truly something you must see for yourself (and I wouldn’t want to spoil it for you) but here are a few teaser images for those who’ve been thinking about taking the kids out for Mega’s second appearance at Maize on October 29.