Monday, May 12, 2008

Hit the Road

Everyone knows that the weather in and around Seattle is, um, wet.

Sometimes I get fed up with the rainy stereotype and I find myself thinking "it's not that rainy here, people have it all wrong," but then I realize that it's perfectly fine if the rest of the world thinks western Washington is a soggy mess - that'll keep 'em away!

Well, the folks at the Great Wolf Lodge have found their niche. Where else can a soggy Seattle-ite go and walk around in a balmy 84 degrees in nothing more than a swimsuit cover-up?

You heard it right. 84 degrees.

Road Trip? Here we come.

Just call us the Griswalds.

We all know that a good road trip means fast food and napping, right?

Behold, the massive entry of the Great Wold Lodge! Look how tiny the minivan (not mine, btw) is!

Hoofing it to the lobby to check-in.


Wyatt is salivating over the wave pool - I don't blame him one bit!

The kiddie area - way cool for the under 5 set.

Daddy and Katie in the wave pool. She would not care a bit if we were in there with her not not - she wanted to just float in the waves . . . all I have to say about that is thank God for life jackets, and waterproof mascara.

Wyatt, crossing the lily pads.

We took this picture BEFORE we were exhausted, banged up and had eyes full of chlorine.

I can't wait to go back!

To read more about our adventures, and enter the giveaway for a stay at The Great Wolf Lodge, head on over to Seattle Mom Blogs asap!

17 comments:

Ann(ie) said...

That place looks like so much fun. I'm going to have to drag my boys there for a weekend!! I love the family pic at the bottom! It's so good of all of you. xo.

Bananas said...

you guys are so CUTE!!!!

Shania said...

Looks like a great time! Too bad I live on the other side of the country.

LindaJ said...

It's a date!!

jennyonthespot said...

That is awesome... I already put my comment in at SMB - oh yeah!

By the way - love the name of your blog - perfect :)

Monique said...

Wow! That place looks awesome! Once the littlest one is bigger, I think we'll be heading on a road trip ourselves. I still look forward to discovering the rest of Washington.

You guys look like you had a blast!

Valarie said...

Wow that looks like an awesome place to stay!!

OHmommy said...

Wow it does look huge. The resort. Not the mini van.

What fun!

Becky said...

that is a fantastic pic of yall! lol @ the griswalds

Kyla said...

How fun!!!! I want to go!

Worker Mommy said...

Done, already entered. I must admit it was sheer genius for someone to put an indoor waterpark in this area!

Glad you enjoyed yourselves!

pinks & blues girls said...

Wait - all of those things are INSIDE the lodge!? That is the coolest place! Wish I didn't live 3,000 miles away!!

Jane

Huckdoll said...

What an adorable family you have there! This trip sounded nothing short of fabulous and that water park looks so fun, even for the over 5 set :)

Janet said...

There is a Great Wolf Lodge not so very far from where I live. It looks fun! We'll have to check it out this winter.

Kimmylyn said...

WOW.. that place looks amazing!! Love the pics.. it looks like you guys had a blast!!

Mamacita Tina said...

Looks like your family had a great time! Whoo-hoo!

painted maypole said...

looks so fun, and reminds me of when I was a child my parents would take us on "mystery trips" and we wouldn't know where we were going until we got there. sometimes we would go to hotels like this. it was so fun! must start doing such things with MQ...