Wednesday, June 15, 2016

A mini vacation

Monday – Tuesday we went to Great Wolf Lodge in Charlotte NC (about 2hrs from us)

Everyone had fun and I could finally try the slides! (even though we took turns watching the little ones)- The Tornado is AWESOME!!!

Because we’re now a family of 6 we had to get a bigger room and got a Kid Cabin (I think) the kids area was a “cabin” with a bunk bed and day bed.

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We got there around 2 on Monday and our room was ready right away and we checked in and changed and went swimming right away.

This BUCKET is fun for the kids, every 5 min or so this large bucket fills with water and then dumps it over a structure and over the kids

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Anja was a bit scared of the water even the shallow water, not crying but just grabbing on to me firmly! and she eventually puckered out too.

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Dan and I took turns entertaining the little ones or going on rides with the bigger kids, I just wanted to try everything at least once!

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When I booked the trip I asked for an IBM discount, which we got last time, but this time it was almost nothing! but the rep gave me a further discount and $50 resort credit!

So part of that money went to this rope course for the big kids, they were on it for about an hour I think and they loved it, I just dropped them off and watched for a bit and headed back to our room because Dan had to go get pizza for dinner Smile

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at 8pm Sonja and I went down to the lobby and watched a show and story time and both Sonja and Solveig also got a stuffed animal, Solveig got another TY owl, she’s collecting owls!

Sonja picked a rainbow wolf Smile

There went that $50 lol

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Before everyone woke upTuesday, I was awake with Anja and we didn’t sleep well at all, I had her in a pack n play next to the bed and when she woke up to eat in the middle of the night I tried to be super quiet but I could not sleep, I tried the couch, didn’t work, Dan was tossing and turning too, it was a rough night and at 7 I took Anja in the stroller and went downstairs to get coffee at Dunkin Donuts, I went back up and Dan and I went back down and he said too it was the worst bed he’d ever slept on (so it wasn’t just me) so while he got his coffee at D&D I decided to mention something to the front desk, also that we had a light bulb missing and the TV’s reception was bad, the guy behind the desk was super nice and gave the whole family a free breakfast buffet!! So by the time all the kids were awake, we had the buffet and packed everything in the car, then went swimming again until after lunch time!

I was very impressed with that service, wasn’t expecting that, just figured I’d say something for the next people…

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THEN, 5-10 min away was IKEA! we had never been there before (I had in Denmark growing up, and never understood what the big hype was about over here)

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WOW! that place was huge and awesome!

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for a really late lunch I had gravad lax- yum haven’t had that in years!

Plus we bought some DAIM chocolate that I haven’t had in years either.

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everything tuckered everyone out!

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But only Sonja for a little bit, she wanted to play with my phone Smile

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It was a great trip, but there’s no place like home, no place like home!

1 comment:

margaret said...

sounds like you are just a big kid at heart!! What fun you all had such a shame about the bed though. I am an Ikea fan like going to just browse and get ideas also the fabric draws me in as fins it is quite good for backing quilts