My daughter opted not to have a 7th birthday party this year, choosing instead to have an adventure day with Mom. Hooray! While Dad took Brother for a Max ride to the Children's Museum, she and I headed to the North Clackamas Aquatic Park on Sunday for our very first visit. I'd never even heard of this place until a couple weeks ago, when I was furiously searching online for something that I thought she would enjoy. Bingo. It was fantastic. We spent three hours splashing around and we both had a blast. It costs $10 for adults and $4 for kids ages 3-8 (see more rates). Metro Parent is running a 2-for-1 coupon this month, good through December 31. Locker rental is $1.
If you've never been before, I'll give you the lowdown and what we'd do differently the next time: