When we decided to go to Vermont for my uncle's wedding, we knew we'd need to break up the five plus hour drive for Noah. We knew we'd stop for lunch, but we also wanted to let Noah run around a little. Chris did some research and found a cool playground in Schenectady, NY (right around the halfway point). Schenectady is an interesting town. There were about two blocks of the downtown area that were super charming. They even get traveling broadway shows play there! But then you drive past that into a super sketchy part of town with pawn shops and tattoo parlors on the corners. We were getting worried about this park! Thankfully the town changed again into more residential and the park and playground were beautiful.
They had an older kid playground as well, but we stuck to the one for the 2-5 year olds. As you can see, Noah had a blast playing on the drums, riding some bouncy animals, and going down all the slides. Chris and I got into the fun too... I bounced around like a little kid, and Chris showed Noah how to use everything on the playground! It was a great way for Noah to burn off some energy. Though I wish it resulted in more than an hour nap! In case the pictures weren't enough, here's some video of us at the playground ;)