Not really knowing the area well left us searching for a park or playground of some sort. Equipped with a map, we travelled around in caravan looking for a playground with some shade. We finally settled for a playground in the sun... but the kids soon got too hot and we moved to another park for a picnic supper. This one was a conservation area and didn't have a playground. The kids ran around blissfully in the grassy fields while we parents continually pointed out all the goosepoop they were stepping on and around. It was totally gross, but with nine kids underfoot it isn't too easy to just hop in the van and move somewhere else.
Uncle Dennis climbed high up an evergreen tree and salvaged a kite that had entangled itself there. He immediately was hailed a hero and the kids happily took turns running around with the kite flying out behind them.
The rest of us had a nice visit on a beautiful afternoon. :) Thanks Matt and Sarah for taking the time to get together with us!