One of the BEST ideas we had was to enlarge the sandpile. The little ones LOVE it, especially when they discovered that the creek water makes it even MORE fun !
We have done alot of tubing on the creek this year. We load up the truck, and drive up to the Richville Lane bridge. We unload on the South side of the bridge, and the tubes go under the road/bridge and on down to the property. It's not very far, probably not even a 1/2 a mile. It's about a 10 minute float - wish it was a little longer, but oh well :) It's quite an adventure for the little ones, and a relaxing way to cool off for the oldies.