We went on one of our summer outings today. There is a campground nearby (well, half an hour away) that has a really nice pool (two actually) and lots of playgrounds. There are also lots of animals, like giant tortoises, iguanas, rabbits, parrots, and even a pig. They also have a train but it is usually only running on the weekends and we go during the not crowded week.

It costs $5.95 per person for a day pass and we usually stay for a really good chunk of the day and pack a lunch, so it’s totally worth it. Elizabeth has a fabulous time today. Plus, she went to sleep instantly last night when promised she could go if she went right to sleep and she’s exhausted today, so she’ll probably go right to sleep tonight.

I’m just saying that you might want to look into local campgrounds in your area.