For years now Dave and I have told each other...If only we could build an indoor water park. We would be rich and famous (the hero's to all the weather weary Washingtonians)! Well someone else went and did it. We got to go after months of anticipation this last weekend. What an amazing place. The rather hefty room price (it's a hotel/water park) was well worth it. The water park itself was nicer than I had expected. There were two thrill rides (one isn't working yet), two large typical water park slides, two small "kid friendly" slides, a wave pool, hot tub (indoors and outdoors), huge kids water play area and a sports themed water play area.
I personally loved the large bucket that would fill up with 1000 lbs of water and then tip spilling torrential rain on innocent bystanders.
We loved the Tornado thrill slide. We rode together in a large tube for four and plummeted from side to side down a funnel screaming our heads off. It was even scarier when we went back in the evening and it was pitch black. Next time we go I will try sneaking my video camera on the ride. It might end up looking like a shoot from the blair witch project but it will be fun to record the screams at least.
We were there with our friends the Flakes which made it even more fun. And then to make things even more awesome we ran into the Arnetts and the Layer family! What a weekend. It was great to have friends to eat and play with together. Friday night we were up till 1:00am playing Settlers of Catan (which I won...I'm so humble I know!).
The hotel has a really nice arcade that the kids enjoyed while Katie and I had some water free playtime. The Lodge has a "Cub Club" where parents can go to play with their children. They have arts and crafts the kids can purchase for under $10 as well as some themed play time. We did some Jumping with bullfrogs. Kate made a terrarium, played with stamps and made the cutest frog mask ever. But more importantly she had some fun out of the water! We also enjoyed story time and the kind of cheesy musical presentation that the Lodge does ever fee hours. I love having friends to travel with and go on fun adventures with. With have so many awesome friends from the ward here. It is going to be a really great summer!!!!! Then again it didn't hurt to be having fun in the water inside while we watched it rain through the windows outside.