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More fun than Disneyland

We've never actually taken the kids to Disneyland, but I have to believe that they could hardly have more fun there than we did at Playmobil FunPark near Nuremberg on Saturday. And for a fraction of the price and hassle, too!

This place reminded me of Enchanted Forest in Oregon - low-key, laid-back, not too sprawling, lots of shade, (almost) no lines, and focused on fun for a range of ages. Sterling (age 9 months) even got to be more than a blob in the stroller - there was a baby obstacle course that he enjoyed, as well as a water play area that he hung out in quite happily for a while.

For the big girls, there were more difficult obstacle courses, paddle boats, a castle, a pirate ship, a Wild West area, dinosaurs, and mini-waterfalls to play in after we were all hot and sandy.

I think in two or three years, Miriam will have aged out of the activities this park has to offer, but for this stage of our children's lives, we could not have chosen a better place for all of them to have a blast.

Plus, I had so much fun watching them have fun - you know the feeling?

Flossenbürg Concentration Camp

July 18th, outsourced