Last weekend Andrew surprised us with a little trip up to "The Dells" as the people around here refer to it. Basically its a little town in Wisconsin that is full of giant resorts with the Country's largest indoor water parks. This place was way too fun. We decided to stay in a different suit each night we were there just to check them out and see the differences because we plan on returning. The first night we stayed in an awesome room with a fire place and a loft for the kids to sleep in. The second night we stayed in a slightly smaller room that had a separate little room or "wolf den" with bunk beds for the kids.
The water park was SO awesome and so good for the kids. Our kids never get to go swimming and therefor are somewhat terrified of deep water but buy the end of our little trip both AnDee and Joseph were swimming around by themselves. The park included a wave pool, a lazy river, regular swimming pools and "warming pools" (which is like a less hot version of a hot tub so the kids can get in too) kiddie slides, tube runs, and body slides. Not to mention the giant optical corse type deal that had the giant bucket on top that pored out every few minutes (yes... I did FORCE AnDee to stand under it with me) AnDee got brave and started doing the big slides all by herself. Ike was a champ and pretty much just went down any slide we told him to without complaint. Pep was probably the most impressive as far as overcoming fears. At first he didn't even want to get in the water. That progressed to him playing in water only if he could touch the bottom easily but little by little he transformed in to a full on swimmer (with a life jacket of course) All in all we pretty much just had a blast.
Wisconsin is really beautiful too. Especially with the leaves changing. And their cheese and maple syrup really is as good as they say it is. Plus they had this wicked awesome train restaurant that not only had a train deliver your food to you but it also had guy on a buffalo.... which is pretty much the coolest thing to ever happen.
and as always, you know a trip was a success when the ride home looks like this