May 8, 2008

Great Wolf Lodge

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.


Yergensen Family said...

Sounds like tons of fun..going to look into it now!

Rebecca said...

Thanks for all those details! I'm glad you had such a nice time there, we need to book our trip! Meem, you are really getting some great shots, I love the ones of the kids sleeping and the one of Jense painting the pig. Darling stuff.

anniewalkfam said...

i've been wondering about that place. glad to hear you guys had a good time.

The Eggett Family said...

That looks like such a fun place. What a nice little getaway for you guys. I'm glad you had fun. Your kids are just adorable.

Yergensen Family said...

Mimi someone sent this to me in an email and all I could think about was you and what is going on in your life right grab some tissues and watch this wonderful little clip.

It's a very powerful message!

Rachel said...

I am so glad you guys had fun! And thanks for sharing all the details....we are so excited to go next weekend. are doing a great job blogging :)

Erin said...

What a fun family vacation, and perfect timing! I think this place is on our "vacations we want to take list". Thanks for sharing! Jensen and Ellie are two cute kids! I bet they had a blast!

John you really ARE doing a great job blogging....I'm not sure my hubby would even know how to sign in!

Timmy said...

I'm an old friend of Paul Bryan and Puyallup native (now in Utah). I saw this picture of the waterpark with the huge dumping barrel. This is identical to the one here in Lehi. It is pretty incredible what fun our youngins get to have! I remember wild waves was just a small, basic waterslide park and do you remember Clyde's Waterslide where the South Hill mall now sits? I don't know anything about you and your family or where you even live, but thanks for the opportunity to post a comment!
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