Some may find the subject matter of this post to be ironic because I don't eat red meat, and I usually avoid most fast food places. However, a certain well-known chain often has attached play equipment, and when traveling, that's a great reason to stop, especially if the weather is not conducive to playing outside. Plus, my husband is thrilled to order some cheap burgers from the $1 menu--a rare treat (no pun intended).
During our recent 13-hour drive, I thought "Wouldn't it be great if there was a way to look up which McD locations on our route have play areas?" Well, there is! Click here, enter your starting and ending locations, and a map pops up, giving you restaurants that are right off the interstate, and indicating which franchises have playgrounds. Yay--planning ahead=a great place to stop and play! That works for me--check out other ideas here.