We were able to run away for the weekend after the bad news and had an absolutely wonderful time at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound WA. I can't say enough about how great a place this is. From the facility to the service. All good. There is so much to do here. The kids could have spent half a day looking at all the decorative animals and scenery. In the picture above, the kids were in between swimming sessions at the water park.
The main attraction is the indoor water park. Every 10 minutes or so a gigantic bucket dumps all over an enormous structure dousing everyone as they are playing. The kids learned the patterns of all the blasts of water they didn't like and it was cute to see how they learned to navigate safely.
There is a full spa for adults as well as for kids. Ellie got a manicure with her mom. She was so cute as she placed her hands out on the counter ready for a good painting.
How cute is that!!
The kids LOVED the arcade. They won a lot of prizes and got a pirate gun etc.
There is a craft room where you can do all sorts of things. Here they are painting piggy banks.
The kids had talked about the "b'cation" for weeks and weeks, and when we finally arrived they were absolutely amped about the cabin theme. We had our own fireplace and the kids slept in a room all decorated with animals and cabin things. There was a flatscreen tv in kids room with gaming controlers ready to go. Jensen got the top bunk, but Ellie kept sneaking up the ladder trying to steal his place...
Tons of slides and squiring devices at every turn. Kid heaven. For some reason Ellie never seemed to come out of the slides sitting up. It was on the stomach, backwards, upside down. She is crazy.
So adorabley crashed out in the cabin. We literally swam until 10:00 at night. For breaks they would throw on robes and cruise. They really thought of everything while putting this place together. At every turn there were towels ready for use, life vests for the kids, bandaids for owies, food stations. They even had braclets that could be programed with your credit card so that a person didn't have to carry cash anywhere, it even opened the rooms locked door. Handy. I have to give love you Mimi's friends. They called ahead and got our room upgraded to the cabin suite and paid for Mimi to get a very soothing Pedicure. Thank you so much. All he little details made this a wonderful weekend. I will recommend this place to anyone. We loved it.