So, was it all it's cracked up to be?
Oh. My. Goodness.
This picture of a very sweaty John Paul about sums up the experience.
Imagine opening a playground catalog and ordering... Everything. That's kind of what this place is like.
About a trillion different ride-on bouncy toys, including cars on a "race track"
An ENORMOUS play structure connected by ramps (some steps) with tons of slides, as well as quite a few smaller structures scattered throughout.
Swings, of course. It's a special playground for children with disabilities too, so there were quite a few specialized swings for disabled children (even a special wheelchair swing!).
There was a pretty cool 4-way seesaw on springs.
And somehow he managed to find the only woodchips in the whole place...
Oh yeah, Cecilia and I were there too. She didn't seem to care much about the fact that we were at the most amazing playground ever.
She had a lot more fun later at Grandpa's house.
The rest of our day was low-key - a cookout at Grandpa's house and then home to bed at a reasonable hour. No fireworks, and both kids slept through the commotion outdoors, thank goodness! Maybe next year...