When you're from my hometown and have young kids, a trip home during the summer always includes a visit to Kiddie Park - a kid-sized amusement park with miniature rides, snow cones, and cotton candy. We have great memories of summer nights there, and watching our kids ride the same rides is sort of a rite of passage. We took the girls last summer, but they were hesitant, and only rode a few rides. Not so this summer - they ran from place to place, asking, "can we ride this one?" Fun was had by all, and plans were made to return before the summer's end.