For parents of young kids, winter time (esp. in Oregon where it rains so much) can be tough for finding indoor places and things to do to keep the kids happy and busy. So. . . when my parents informed me of a fairly new--FREE--giant indoor play park in McMinnville, we took the long, more scenic drive home from their house in Dallas to check it out. It's called Scotty's Playhouse and you can look here to read about it's history. The kids enjoyed climbing, sliding and exploring and then afterwards, since it happened to be an unusually warm and sunny, spring-like day, we drove to a nearby, also new and quite spectacular, community park. The kids (both big and small:)) had a great time as you can tell from all the smiles.
Can you see Molly up there in the sun?
A 30' wall mural
If any of you from Oregon know of any other great scenic byways for kids. . . we are always open to new places to explore.