Last weekend we took Z to Walla Walla, WA. This has to be one of the coolest and yummiest untapped wine areas in the country! It was Balloon Stampede weekend and we rented a huge house for the weekend with our PEPs friends. Balloon Stampede is where 40+ hot air balloons launch one after another and float along for all to OOOH and AHH at all morning. Mother Nature had other plans so not one balloon was launched.
I was a little nervous about how three 2 year olds would do in wineries. Especially following a 4 hour drive. Turns out they rolled with it like champs and had a blast! Dare I say maybe more fun than the adults? Way to go!! The house was right in downtown so we were walking distance to a bunch of tasting rooms. The parents rotated who tasted and who played with the kids. Great fun.
One winery had toy airplanes for the kids. Another had a drum set and other instruments to play (gently). Another had cool stools and couches to sit on which is oddly entertaining for kids. Then, of course, we took them to a kickin park two blocks from the house. Tons of fun!
I want to go in the fall for sure. Fingers crossed it works out!