Thursday, July 9, 2009

Our Dirt Cheap Vacation

Mam Kat has posted her prompts for the week and I chose

1.) Tell us about a "dirt cheap" you've taken this summer.

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Mostly because I'd already my post about our vacation and hadn't had the chance to finish it up and post it yet. And what could possible be more DIRT CHEAP than FREE?


My time these last two weeks has been so enjoyable. We went on our weekend vacation to Great Wolf Lodge and it was awesome!!!!

If you've never visited this place, your kids would LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

It's a place gear toward the kids. An indoor waterpark at a hotel! Waterslides galore! A wave pool. A kiddie area for the smaller ones and an outdoor pool.
And when you get tired of being in the water send the boys off the the video game room filled with Wii's, Playstations, Xbox's computer games and any other console out there while the princesses can go off to get their toes DID at the kiddie spa.
There's a magic quest for the kids to run through the hall, pointing their magic wand at different things throughout the lodge to complete a quest. and an arcade!

I think that it's enough fun there for everybody to enjoy.

Personally, my favorite part was the all you can eat breakfast buffet we had while we were there. (y'all know me!) The kids had their own little pint-sized bar just their size and I bombarded the big kids bar and fell in LOVE!

Well I guess I should menttion that the whole point of the trip was for a marrige retreat, which was cool. We spent 3 hours in class from 9-12 am talking mostly about effective communication. I enjoy these classes because I feel like many times they are saying what I have said in our marriage and for some reason Hubs hears it when they say it. Go Figure. There really isn't enough time in these classes to get a lot out of them, but it is wonderful that the Army actually takes the time to think that these are inportant to the family foudation and gives us these awesome 3 day vacations for FREE. YEAH! I said FREE! All expenses paid, breakfast, lunch and dinner, like no money down, no interest, nada!!! That's the best part!

Last year, we went to Myrlte Beach under the same deal. These are great trips because for us, they are trips that we might never see otherwise.


Amy McMean said...

Oh my god. this place needs to have like an Adults only week so we can go and have fun. Why didn't they have stuff like this when we were little. Man. looks liek a blast I'm sure the kids did love it and it was free so there really is no reason to NOT love it.

I want to go.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

That looks like so much fun! It can't get any better than free!!

Jenni Jiggety said...

Free? How wonderful is that????

African American Mom said...

I have looked into a vacation at this place. I am glad to have a review of it. Looks like your kids enjoyed themselves. We may try it out!

So jealous it was free for you!

Unknown Mami said...

You have a beautiful family and it really looks like the kids had a great time.

BTW, I love the background on your blog.

kisatrtle said...

I've been wanting to go to the Great Bear Lodge near us for sometime now. I'm thinking we might do it in February...crosses fingers--BTW those are some cute kids you have!

Tiffany said...

We used to have those in Germany - they'd be held at castles and other beautiful places. Here in Hawaii we don't even have an FRG, much less marriage retreats. I miss them!! Maybe at the next post...

La'Tonya Richardson said...

OMG! My cousin told me about that place! We went to Dallas, and was looking for stuff to do. I told her next year for sure. Now I know I've gotta go!