Mar 23, 2008

Great Wolf

DSC_1067This weekend we stayed home. I baked cookies with my girls and knit a lot but it was mostly quiet for me because I felt off. There was a dull ache in my head and I ached. I felt like I was fighting a losing battle and I was. By Sunday afternoon I had a horrendous migraine that sent me running from the light. Thankfully today it has finally passed and I feel like myself again.

This is where I was last week at this time. Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg! We went with friends who we have often vacationed with before and we all had a blast. It's a hotel with it's own indoor water park. I think that the adults were a little apprehensive - worrying that there would be little to entertain us. We expected some water slides, a wave pool - kid stuff. Happily, we were wrong.

Great Wolf Bucket
This is the view that greets you as you enter the indoor water park. That bucket holds 1,000 gallons of water and it tips about every 5 minutes. The kids love it.

This is one of the attractions that the adults enjoyed most. The guys went on it over and over but this picture shows DQ. It's an incline with high powered water shooting up so that you can body surf on it. It takes a lot of skill. Most people wiped out. Hubbo did so in spectacular fashion and created a monumental wall of water. I thought that he broke the darn thing. I tried it but I suck. For me it was much more fun to watch and take pictures. Lots and lots of pictures.


Another great ride is the howling Tornado. Picture yourself on a 4-person raft, going thru a brief dark tunnel before emerging into the wide end of a bright yellow and orange funnel on it's side. You bounce up and down the sides of it until exiting through the small dark tube at the bottom. It wasn't terribly scary but it was thrilling.

There were other, less wet activities at Great Wolf too - an arcade and tons of kid stuff. We all had a great time and I would absolutely recommend it to families.
I think that this alone may have been enough for our kids but this was just the start of our little getaway. That's for another post.


Carole Knits said...

That looks like so much fun!

Cursing Mama said...

Looks like fun!

I see you figured out how to make a banner too!