For Christmas my mom got us an AWESOME present. A night at the Great Wolf Lodge!! Now I know most people think it's a place to take your kids, but Brent and I are kids at heart. So I think that counts.
We were supposed to go a couple weekends ago, but Brent's grandma passed away and he went to Utah to attend her funeral. So we rescheduled for this weekend. Well, when we got there they had a hold on the reservation, but forgot to go ahead and change it so we didn't have a room!! That wouldn't have been a big deal except for the fact that they were sold out. We drove 2 hours to get there, and there was NO way I was getting back in the car and driving home. My intimidating husband took care of everything and we somehow ended up getting a room. The only downside was that I had gotten out of the car and was ready to cause quite the scene, but then it all worked out and I ended up with all this adrenaline and rage inside of me. Good thing I'm so sweet and it went away quickly :).
I've heard a ton of commercials on the radio and seen some on tv for this place, but it doesn't do much justice. It was AWESOME! We spent 4 hours playing on all the fun things they had. Our favorite was a waterslide called the Howlin' Tornado. It's a 4 person circle raft that is a normal waterslide at first. But then it shoots you into this giant tunnel thing and you go up and down the sides like a snowboarder goes on a half pipe! While you're flying through this thing there's all these lights going off. It was crazy and so much fun. We rode that 5 times. I also loved the wave pool. It was my first time in one, and it was a blast. The waves can get crazy!
There was this part that had all these water contraptions that would fill up with water. Well you could hold them and then wait until someone walked under and dump it on them. Let me tell you... this is where the kid came out in me and Brent. There was one point where it was 2 9-10 year olds and Brent and me working the things. There were also water guns that you could squirt people with as they walked by. This was hilarious until Brent squirted the family with the baby. Then I feared for his life as the dad was glaring at him. Whoops.
After we ate we wanted to take pictures, but I was almost dry by then. So Brent volunteered to be the model.
This is the place where we caused mischief. The giant bucket would fill up and dumb TONS of water everywhere.
Here are the water guns that almost got Brent beat up.
The bucket is starting to dump water while Brent waits for it.
I can barely see him!
Brent Abdul-Jabaar. Look at that form (and that whiteness!)
This could be my favorite picture of Brent ever.
Next he went across the lily pads. I was really impressed. He went fast and stayed on!!
Uh, ya think?
Ok, let me tell you about the awesomeness that is this thing. Not only is it the pass to the waterpark, but it's also our room key! But that's not all. It also linked Brent's credit card to it so people could just scan our bracelet! Brent said I didn't even need him! :)
My awesome bracelet bought me this delicious peanut butter rice crispy treat paw. So cute (and yummy!)!
Our original room had one bed. But the room they gave us had two beds. So Brent and I played Ozzy and Harriet and slept in our own beds! But it was still close enough so we could jump to the other persons bed and snuggle :)
Thanks mom for the great Christmas present! We will DEFINITELY be going back! But next time we will probably call ahead of time and confirm our reservation, just to be safe.