Monday, June 02, 2008

Great Wolf Lodge

I'm reporting 'live' from Great Wolf Lodge, Niagara Falls...

The Kinsons are enjoying a mini-vacation at an indoor water park.
It's a huge complex complete with a wave pool (my kids love it and I'm laughing because it's just like swimming in Bermuda!) a regular pool with neat foamy floats for the kids to climb on like a snake that holds about 20 kids, lily pads, leafs, etc..., climing towers, a lazy river, and the entire thing is like a huge splash pad in that you can't walk anywhere without water coming down on you from somewhere.
There are little kiddie areas with small slides and mini-fountains and even an 'adult only' hot tub. The slides, too numerous to count, twist above and around the entire complex -- some even go outside of the complex walls and back in again (which makes me question the heating bill in the winter months). I tried 2 of the twisty slides and let me tell you, there is absolutely no dignity in a 40+ woman of generous proportions going down one of these suckers. I was squealing and giggling like a 12 year old at a Jonas Bros. concert and loving every minute. Thank GOD there's nobody here I know.
Oh yeah... except my neighbor. How strange is that? We drive over 2 hours to get away from it all only to come face-to-face with the people who live next door to us?!

Our hotel room has a little cordoned off area called a 'wolf cub den' - in which the children can enjoy a little privacy. The cozy nook has a bunkbed and a television, complete with video games. When we booked, the kids PROMISED they'd sleep in the bunk beds, because my motherly instincts were telling me to go with a normal room with 2 queens and save myself 100 bucks.
Does it surprise anyone (least of all me) that I've awoken with a sore back and cranky demeanor for having to had spent half the night in the lower bunk?? Grrrr... next time, I'm going with my maternal wisdom!

Okay - water park opens in 6 minutes so I'm off for another fun day of twisty slides.

Hey - what did you do this weekend?

8 comments:

Julia Smith said...

'There is absolutely no dignity in a 40+ woman of generous proportions going down one of these suckers. I was squealing and giggling like a 12 year old at a Jonas Bros. concert and loving every minute.'

LOL!!! I'd be doing the same thing in exactly the same giggly way!

Thomma Lyn said...

Twisty slides! I love twisty slides! It's been a while since I went down one, but I'd do it in a heartbeat. :)

Sounds like you're having a great time!

I had a quiet weekend; went on another hike (FUN!), did housework (not fun), and worked on my book. And today my white kitty, Marilyn MonREOW, had dental work -- she came through it well and only had to have one tooth pulled (she's an older kitty). :)

Jane said...

I didn't do much, I read a couple of books and watch a little of the French Open on tv.

Christine d'Abo said...

OMG I so want to take my girls there! I need to plan this trip with my hubby. I was to squee like a 12 year old!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I'm trying to figure out if you have a computer on your nightstand or if you just meant that in a figurative sense...

*grin*

Love ya, babe.

J.K. Coi said...

Ah, that's great! We went there over the March Break with my little guy and had a fabulous time. Enjoy!

Shelley Munro said...

Sounds like fun! I loved Niagara Falls when I visited. The bunk doesn't sound quite as much fun.
Hey, who needs dignity. It's highly overated ;)

Wylie Kinson said...

Thanks for commenting, everyone! I'm back and exhausted :S