Great Wolf Lodge in Cincinnati, OH.Brett had a few days off from school and wanted to do something fun. We are always hearing about Great Wolf Lodge, and we decided it was the perfect place to take a mini vacation (and mini it was.....just one night).
We left Thursday morning, checked into our hotel room at about 1:30 pm and headed straight for the water park. It was great. The kids loved it. I am usually pretty grossed out when it comes to water parks, but this one was actually nice and clean and I could walk barefoot without wanting to vomit. There were several slides (only 2 that the girls couldn't go on), a wave pool, a fantastic outdoor pool, a spray ground, and a little area for toddlers.
Quinnlyn LOVED the wave pool and would have preferred to spend all her time there. She is quite the water baby. Avery kept herself busy and only had a few episodes where she BEGGED for a snack or treat. Easton got comfortable enough to where he would stick his head under the water, and he even went down a few baby slides by himself. At one point, he flipped around upside down but still quite thoroughly enjoyed the ride ;).
After a couple of hours swimming, we went back to our room and got dressed so we could go out to dinner. Then we went back to the hotel and all the kids gathered in the lobby for 'Story Time' with Wiley Wolf. Easton loved him & had no problem giving him a hug....and then a punch in the stomach ;).
I was a little worried about the sleeping arrangements since we were all in the same room, but everyone was tired enough that it worked out nicely.
Now rest assured that I did try to make this trip as cheap as possible, and we brought our own food (besides dinner the night before). I even brought my griddle and made french toast in the hotel room. It worked out quite nicely and I don't think anyone missed 'breakfast out'. We hung around in our room for a while and then headed back to the water park once it opened at 10 am. We played until about 3 pm when Easton just couldn't handle it anymore (missing two naps by this time) and then headed home.
We had a great time and I am glad we decided to go even though we spent way more than I normally would have on a hotel stay!!