Thursday, October 28, 2010

Little Getaway

We just returned from a two day excursion to Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg, VA.  We had originally planned to go on our annual Hershey Park trip, but after thinking about it (for 1 second) the kids decided on Great Wolf instead.

We had two things going on for us: 1) They offer discounts to home schoolers and 2) We went mid-week and got an even better discount.  So we saved quite a bit between the two.  We pretty much had the place to ourselves for the majority of the time.  No lines and crowds made it really nice.  The Howlin' Tornado was DA BOMB! It was a 4 seater intertube ride with a CRAZY drop into a HUGE funnel that takes you 30 feet up the sides.  Oh yeah! My throat is still sore from screaming.  The people who send you down the slide like to pick on mommies- and most of the time I was the one to go down BACKWARDS.  Waaaaa!

I love this place because they are so family friendly and they go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable & easy.  Even though check in isn't until 4pm they allow you entrance into the water park at 1pm.  Also, on check out day, with check out at 11am they allow you to check out and stay as long as you'd like at the waterpark.  They stay open until 9pm and have private showers, changing areas, clothes dryers, shampoo/soap, towels.  Reeeeallly nice.

So now that I got all of the good news out first, the bad news was that my little clumsy-muffin broke her toe...hmmm...maybe 2 minutes after our arrival to the waterpark. Probably more like 30 seconds, actually.  She was able to walk on it and enjoy herself until we got home and had it x-rayed.  Now she is sporting a cool velcro shoe! She is rockin' the velcro shoe.

Here are a  few pics from our trip.  We are really looking forward to going back.  All the talk we heard about it was legit- Too legit to quit!



  1. Wha???? Goodness! That girl. Lol. Glad you had a good time. Now I want to go. :/ Did you go to Yankee Candle while you were there? I meant to tell you to make sure you did. Next time.