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?