Traveling with kids, we spent a lot of time at playgrounds (and more time at McD's than I care to admit):
Here's a great wooden structure in Manitowoc:
It was an extremely hot morning, so we didn't last long at the park. We got in the car and headed for Pine River Dairy - for ice cream, of course.
(Aunt) Marietta with C. and E. before ordering our dinner at The Malt Shop in Minneapolis:
At a neighborhood playground near my friend Chris' house in Minneapolis. This one had a wading pool, but we went to another park w/pool the following day with Chris. The kids "swam", while the ladies visited.