Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Great Wolf Lodge

Weeks before our ice storm, we had planned a trip to the Great Wolf Lodge in North Carolina over President's Day Weekend.  Connor had off for the holiday on Monday and Tuesday and Jeremy was going to take off.  We had talked a little bit a few months ago about planning a trip to Great Wolf, but didn't do it and then I found a Groupon that was perfect!  We missed three days of school for the ice storm plus the two days already planned for President's Day weekend, we had an entire week for "Winter Break!"  Today was our first day back to the "real world". 

Our two night trip to Great Wolf was absolutely great!  We loved it there!  Great Wolf is a hotel with an indoor water park that really caters to the younger crowd.  All ages of kids would have a blast there, but it was such a perfect trip for our kids.  The water park was great!  The boys really enjoyed it and so did we!  We arrived just after lunch on Sunday and we were able to check in early and head straight to the water park.  If our room wasn't ready, we were prepared to change in the locker rooms, but we didn't have to after all.  We spent all afternoon at the water park on Sunday and headed back on Monday morning through mid-afternoon Monday.

All water park pictures were taken with my iphone. I didn't want to take my "big" camera to the water park, so these photos will have to do!







In addition to the water park, there was an arcade, a mini-bowling alley (short lanes and smaller balls for little kids), a craft/toy room and much more.  There is a scavenger hunt type of game that kids play with a wand, but we did not do it.  We probably will next time.  At night, there was a storytime where all of the kids came to the lobby in their pajamas for a little show and a story.  In the morning, there was a "Wolf Walk" where the kids did a little craft and learned about different animals.  The boys really enjoyed everything about this trip!
Fun at the Arcade:








Story Time and Show:






Craft/Toy Room:



Bowling:







Meeting the Characters:



I hope we can go back next year!

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