While John is gone and while all the kids are home and it's not too crazy with school and routine, I decided to use up some of the tickets that I bought a LONG time ago when I was still having play dates with Little H's best friend. The tickets expire in July of this year and we still have a bunch of tickets. So we walked to Big City, had lunch (pizza and noodles) and then headed over to the play place. The strange but nice part of the play place is that it's all self-contained and there are tons of staff so parents can leave their kids there to play for 3 hours and run out to do errands...or if they want to go in the parents or adults have to spend some amount of money so that they can go in. Which I just think is a little bit silly but rules are rules. I guess most parents don't go in the play area with their kids and so it's just a way to make some money from the parents that do want to go in with their kids.