We live in a great neighborhood with lots of kids nearby, but living in suburbia has left us with a backyard that is pretty uninspiring. Our yard in Ohio has become a legend and when my dreams of rural living with lots of space for kids and chickens to roam didn’t pan out quite how I envisioned with our move to Colorado I was left wondering what my kids would do outside. We have a trampoline and a sand box and lots and lots of rocks, but I have been scouring craigslist for a play ground of some kind for years. Then one day a neighbor called to ask if we’d want a big wooden play set– for free. YES!
We borrowed a little old pick-up from a friend and hauled the heavy pieces home in a few trips.
It was hard work, but totally worth it. We’re a few days into it now so the tire swing squabbles have subsided and my little boys are loving LIVING at the park.