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Great Wolf Lodge

Great Wolf Lodge
The Great Wolf Lodge here we come!

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My kids are at finally at an age where they actually enjoy traveling! No more pack n plays, no more diapers, no more milk bottles and no more scheduled naps! Its fab and really makes life a lot easier when it comes to traveling.

I’m recently all about getting to know places just outside the city. There are so many fun and amazing places to explore that are within driving distance. Lately, I’ve heard a lot about indoor waterparks and decided it would be a fun experience for the kids. I even overheard a mom at Cash’s school talking about the great time they had while visiting Great Wolf Lodge, so I decided to book a nights stay over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.

I know I get excited about a lot of things, but let me tell you…this whole trip was a BLAST! The rooms are all themed and so kid-friendly! The kids had their own “wolf den” bunk bed area with their very own TV (big deal in our house)!

Our room had a king bed with a separate seating area; we even had a patio and microwave! The microwave definitely comes in handy when traveling with two small kids. Everywhere you turned, there was some fun activity going on whether it be story time with milk and cookies in the lobby or a fun dance party with great music. They even had indoor bowling and mini golf, a spa (where Kingsley and I could get mani/pedis), and ice-cream parlor and a great arcade that totally brought me back to my childhood (I must say, I am excellent at skeeball haha).

Now, lets focus on the water park, so much fun! Cash was loving all the big slides and did his best to get me to go on one…omg I’m such a scaredy cat…I stayed with Kingsley and played in the smaller kid pool and slides lol. Overall, I have to say we had a blast and I really look forward to going back!

I few pointers I learned while there…

-The food is horrible…I hate to say it but its true! I highly suggest bringing lots of PB & J and cereal.

-Bring your own bath robe and indoor water shoes/slipper…it was a pretty chilly run back to our room soaking wet after playing at the water park

-Bring a cooler, yes a cooler! I saw many families with big old beach coolers, packed with wine/bear and snacks for the kids.

Over all if I had to rate our stay, from 1 to 5 I would give it a solid 4! Only thing missing was good food.

J.Crew- Swim Trunks

J.Crew- Pineapple Two Piece

J.Crew- Red Bathing Suit

J.Crew- Rash Guard 

J.Crew- Sweater

Citizens of Humanity- Jeans

Nordstroms- Faux Leather Bag 

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3 Comments

  • Reply josh February 22, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Was so much fun!

  • Reply Monica February 22, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    Kristen,
    I have 4 boys and have been there a few times. I have to agree with you 100% on the food, so awful!
    It is even more fun if a few families go together, that way the kids and moms both have friends to have fun with, in and out of the waterpark.
    Love the combo of the rash guard with your swimsuit, it looked great!!
    Another piece of advice, wash your hands a ton while you are there and take Emergence C before, during and after your visit. My kids would always come and get sick…yuck! Total petri dish!

    • Reply Kristen Taekman March 1, 2016 at 8:49 pm

      Hello. Good ideas! I agree the more the merrier! Eboost take Eboost 🙂 We had so much fun I can’t wait to go back!!
      Kristen

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