Flu be damned, we were going to enjoy our March Break. With temperatures soaring into the mid-20s here in Ontario, we finally have spring breathing some life into our Vitamin D-deprived bodies.
My parents had booked a family trip for us to Great Wolf Lodge, a family-friendly water park and theme “resort” in Niagara Falls, Ontario. We headed down the highway, my brother and his girlfriend and my parents accompanying us, for a weekend that was sure to be filled with fun.
Arriving Friday afternoon, we enjoyed a delicious supper, hit the water slides and then boogied to the tunes at the family dance. Saturday (after a night filled with a chorus of flu-related coughing and snoring), we hit the water park after breakfast. My hubby and brother, the biggest kids of all, went straight to the big water slides, me and my brother’s girlfriend to entertain the kiddos. We frolicked in the wave pool, enjoyed the smaller water slides and then called it quits for lunch.
After lunch, my brother volunteered to take the girls on a MagiQuest, a Harry Potter-inspired magic scavenger hunt that required a magic wand and a lot of patience. My brother (and his girlfriend) helped them complete two quests while my Mom and I enjoyed a little people-watching in the grand lobby.
On Sunday, we hit the water park one more time before tackling the arcade. And just when we thought we were done and cashed out our tickets, we realized that my brother’s girlfriend had found the “special” silver token and she was awarded 100 bonus tokens. Needless to say, the girls were thrilled!
Here are the compulsory snapshots of the girls in their wolf-ears and on the giant Adirondack chair.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Great Wolf Lodge, and I think we are going to make it a yearly family adventure.
Thanks for looking and stay tuned for lots of spring sessions coming your way!