We have a love affair with Great Wolf Lodge. Where else can you scream down water slides, eat mahi mahi and lamb while your kids feast on chicken fingers, or run around a hotel barefoot playing Magiquest? As your trip goes on, your kids will likely collect a host of actually high quality souvenirs. The gift shop has things you actually might want, and they have an animal stuffing station – which is not practical but is certainly memorable. The suite we’ve been staying in each year has bunk beds complete with forest animals, and new this year was a mini-bowling alley. There’s also a pajama party, cub club for quieter dry activities, story time where hundreds of children swarm the lobby, and a video arcade that puts Las Vegas to shame. We spent two days there without leaving the building and could have easily stayed longer.
I bought a Go Pro recently, and spent our trip playing with it. Here’s my first ever video montage: