Thursday, June 26, 2008

Great Wolf Lodge

One day in Mar or Apr Aaron came home from work and said I heard about this great place to take the kids.  So we check it out on line and Aaron books us two nights at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, WA (20 min or so south of Olympia).  The whole draw is the indoor water park.  The whole way there I am thinking I want to stay in a kid cabin (quoted at way more expensive than we want to spend) for the same price we are paying per night for our standard room (which definitely is not cheap).  Aaron checks in and says "so they upgraded us because so many people want a room with out a reservation." While we did not get a kid cabin (I imagine very popular) we did get a 1 bedroom suite.  Can't complain!!  

The water park stays open until 10p.  So we had 4 opportunities to play at the park.  First day when we checked in around 3p.  The next morning (no lines, much less crowded), that night after dinner around 8p (much less crowded than the afternoon, but not as much as the morning.)  Which was after my parents joined us for dinner at the Loose Moose Cottage Cafe.  They stuck around for about an hour afterwards so Aaron and I could go on a few runs together.  Finally, the day we departed, also in the morning.  Isaac did great.  He went with the flow the first two days and then he put his foot down on the third morning and said I've had enough.  The water makes him nervous.  There was also definitely a lot of commotion. We only had a 2 hr drive home.  That was great.  

As much as we enjoyed it, (shhhh, don't tell the kids)  we probably won't go back.  


lydia moyer said...

and whats so great about that lodge?

kim said...

I watched that get built as I would drive back and forth coming and going from Mom's. Some slides looked like great fun. When we checked it out, I wasn't to fond of the restrictions--at first they were making you have a minimum 3 might stay. Are they still doing that??? I thought, aside from the waterpark, you are stuck in Chehalis and there is nothing there that draws me. Thanks for the heads up!

It's a bit more of a drive, but Silverwood just outside of Coeur d'Alene is a blast. When we lived there we had season passes. They built a great water park and the kids still ask about when we are going back.

lydia moyer said...

ok that's whats so great about that lodge looks like a lot of fun! there i sone of those about 1.5 hours away from here i have been wanting to go to. its outdoors though but everyone that goes has a great time!

Aaron said...

Yes, being stuck in Chehalis wasn't that cool. No on the 3 night stay, yes atleast one to enjoy the park. It was fun, but I'm not chomping to go back.