We spend the afternoon outside. We are staying with friends who live in possibly the most kid friendly neighborhood I have ever seen. Groups of town houses are clustered around a central open space. There is a fountain, playground and plenty of flat space for kids to scoot run and skate. Each family has its own small back yard but most kids run out the front doors and play freely in this car free paradise. Toys are shared and returned, games are organized and there is a sense of safety and openness that is as rare as it is wonderful.