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Old 10-01-2005, 08:07 AM   #1
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Default What to do on a rainy day with an 11 year old??

Got two kids visiting....11 and 8ish. Question is, on a rainy day, what are good options of things to do? Zoo wouldnt be any fun in the rain....so what else? Spruce goose too boring?

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Old 10-01-2005, 08:11 AM   #2
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There is a very nice YMCA in Sherwood...

Cooking some treats?

Always fall back on movies and xbox...
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Old 10-01-2005, 08:14 AM   #3
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Twist is, we also have the 18 month old...so its gotta work for her too (thus no movies, no bowling, etc).
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Old 10-01-2005, 08:18 AM   #4
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Boys ? Girls? Boy & Girl ?
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The older kids are both boys.
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Old 10-01-2005, 08:28 AM   #6
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Spruce Goose would be cool, or OMSI.
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Old 10-01-2005, 08:30 AM   #7
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Thought about OMSI...but probably boring for the 11 year old. I took my 13 year old sister there a few months ago, and she was pretty bored. Who knows.

What is at the SG exhibit? Is there enough to do there to keep the boys interested/occupied for a while?
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Old 10-01-2005, 08:35 AM   #8
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Old 10-01-2005, 08:38 AM   #10
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"You're not from around here, are you?" RAIN? This isn't rain. OMSI is probably much cooler to an 11 boy than a 13 girl! 13 year old girl wants to be at the mall.

I'm about to leave for a bike ride - Portland Saturday Market.
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Duh

I don't what other stuff they have going on there. What do they like to do? I could see where a 13 old girl might be bored at OMSI, but it might be pretty fun for younger boys.
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Old 10-01-2005, 09:00 AM   #13
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omsi is not boring for an 11 year old.

I'm 45 and I don't get bored there!!!

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LS, I wish I could go with you! That sounds FUN!

I love Sat. Market!

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CT try Safari Sam's in Sherwood - indoor play structure - pretty cool place for young ones - 11 year old may not be interested in it as long as the younger ones, but everyone will have fun. Than afterwards hit the Brew Pub for lunch, than hit GI Joes for the fishing stuff you have not gotten yet!

Pop Warner Football - games going on at Tigard High - Burgers sure smelled good
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Ok, the OMSI has won....we'll see if it goes over better with boys than the girl.
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Old 10-01-2005, 09:41 AM   #17
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There's always the Central Library, too ... there are usually Saturday programs for kids, but it's just fun to find all the things hidden in the architecture ... then step outside and take the light rail to the Zoo station where you can see core samples of the west hills and learn about the geology of Portland. If that doesn't work, you could give them 20 minutes with a SawzAll and see if you can fix what they've destroyed.
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Old 10-01-2005, 10:26 AM   #18
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Saturday Market, Powells Books or the down town library, Sharper Image to check the new chairs and equipment, pet store, make candels, Make cookies, visit a music store, build a tree fort, bathe the dog or wash the cars.......
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Old 10-02-2005, 02:49 AM   #19
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omsi is not boring for an 11 year old.

I'm 45 and I don't get bored there!!!

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Toys-R-Us and the check book.

If it wasn't for the eighteen month old I would have said rain coats and fishing.
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I like the Toys R Us option, too. :smile:

I love that store!

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Chucky cheese for lunch or wonderland?
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Old 10-02-2005, 03:41 PM   #23
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Old 10-03-2005, 11:46 AM   #24
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Clackamus aquatic park way cool- wave pool- three big water slides, diving board, county run- affordable fun. also fun for adults. like a indoor water park. they have a awsome play place for the small tykes too heated shallow play place for your 18 month Note: you would need to get in. they also have a nice waiting area. and yes Toysareus is a block away. Clackamus town center is close too.
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