The new, Back-to-School issue of Columbus Parent starts hitting the streets today! In it, you'll find all kinds of goodies, including visits to places like these: a few day trip destinations like here http://parks.columbus.gov/Facility.aspx?id=25412 and here http://www.hockinghills.com/, another super playground http://www.wtwp.com/parks-and-recreation/facilities/the-homestead-park/, a fab new party venue http://www.fireflyplaycafe.com/ and much more, including a look at the perennial problem of school transportation - how we get our kids to school each day.

Click here http://www.columbusparent.com/content/pages/locations.html to find a pick-up location near you. And, just to let you know, the online version of the magazine will go up by Wednesday, Aug. 1, this week, so don't panic when you can't find it right away! (We have a little thing called "people on vacation" happening this week, so we hope you'll forgive us our need to make sure everyone on our hard-working team gets some much-needed R&R!)