Over the weekend my wife and I took the girls to meet up with some friends. Our original plan was, after having lunch, to spend some time at the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum in Escondido. However, after a couple of changes in that plan, we ended up at Grape Day Park, which happens to be adjacent to the museum.The distinguishing features of the park are the slide, designed to look like a bunch of purple grapes, and Vinehenge. The latter feature is pretty awesome. It is a sculpture, by artists Valerie Salatino and Nancy Moran, of giant grape vines, which serves as an intricate climbing structure.
I couldn’t help myself. As soon as I saw the grapes and vines, I was all over them. I climbed from the bottom to the top, walking with all four limbs like a monkey. I leaped from the ground to the high vines, hauling myself up to perch atop them. I may have gotten more out of the vines than the kids did. Although, my daughter dubbed the tangle of vines the Spooky Forest, which from that point on was only to be entered with caution, not climbed upon.
We’ll definitely have to make this park a regular stop.