August 13, 2002
There's a place in Houghton called Chutes and Ladders. It's an awesome playground we take the kids to sometimes. It has a nice little beach where the you can see Gabe enjoying himself. Charlie looks like he's ready to leave though. That's the Ranger in the background coming back from a trip to Isle Royale.
What you can't see unfortunately is the huge slide structure that is the basis for the place's name. It's a huge towering set of ladders climbing to the top of 3 or 4 long slides. It's well worth the climb. The beach is a good cooling off break after sliding for a while on a hot day.