Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Works for Me Wednesday: McPlay while traveling

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.

5 comments:

mom said...

Wish we'd had this resource when you and Monica were little! I can just picture N scrambling around in the play area after sitting in the car for awhile! Love, Mom

thehomespunheart said...

That is exactly why I keep my eyes peeled for a Chick-Fil-A when we are traveling. All of us prefer their food over McD and it still has a play area - and, I can sit in there and nurse a baby too!

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

What a great resource! We often find ourselves looking for McD's with playplaces on long car trips. This is wonderful!

Jamie said...

Hey that is a good idea!I'll have to remember that.

Anonymous said...

This would have been a really great resource for my family before McD's decided to start supporting alternative lifestyles.