Monday, August 18, 2008

Splash Park at Lakeview Community Park in Middleton, WI

Today, the girls and I tried out the new splash park located in Lakeview Community Park in Middleton. We had such a good time! There's plenty of room to run around in the sprinklers and get wet. There's also enough open space between sprinklers, so if you want to stay dry, you can. Plenty of benches to sit and take a break and have a snack. The splash park is free, which is especially nice. Lakeview Park itself is a wonderful park. It has a great shady playground area, a pond and paths to walk. Fantastic place! Wish we had discovered it earlier in the summer.

Splash Park @ Lakeview Community Park
6300 Mendota Ave
Middleton, WI 53562

(Thanks for the review Julie!)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Hands On Art Studio in Fish Creek, WI

The Hands on Art Studio is a very cool paint-it-yourself ceramics studio out in the country near Fish Creek in Door County. The studio is in an old barn. There were all kinds of projects large and small to choose from. Our family picked a large platter, a fairy, and a cupcake container for about $40 with an additional $7 per person sitting fee. There was plenty of room for our group of 30 and the other customers. The staff handled all of us with a smile. Just a hint for when you pick up your pieces the next day: put an initial or mark someplace inconspicuous on your pieces so you can tell which ones are yours.

There are real artists working in other parts of the property which was inspiring to those of us whose calling is not in the arts. There is a small snack bar, and goats and horses that the kids can feed.

Hands On Art Studio
3655 Peninsula Players Rd
Fish Creek, WI
(888) 868-9311
handsonartstudio.com