August 2, 2010
This. Is. It.
I'm on a very tight budget this summer but I'm telling you right now: I'd pay admission to enter this park. Please don't let that get around, especially since we reside in a neighboring community and not within the actual park district that built the playground. (I did pay the $10 nonresident rate to swim in their pool--I guess I'm not taking complete advantage of the recreational facilities.)
The next time we visit I will remember to bring insect repellant. The mosquitoes were brutal, but only on the path that led to the parking lot. It was as if they had never seen a human before and were absolutely starving. It was a bit like that commercial where the man places his hand in a jar full of stinging insects to see if the competitor's repellent really works. I do feel bad for snapping at Henry to walk faster because I was getting completely eaten as we headed to the car.