Like millions of Americans, we decided to stay close to home this year for a "staycation." Will LOVES to swim, so we decided to spend a couple of days at a local indoor waterpark resort called Great Wolf Lodge. Will had an absolute blast and Bryn was quite the trooper. The smartest thing we did was reserve a "cabana" poolside yesterday. For a little extra $$$, we got a fully stocked fridge and a safe place to keep our belongings for the day.
Overall, the experience was wonderful. The only real negative was that there's no room service - going to a restaurant after a day at the pool with an exhausted kid sure can be stressful and it would've been nice just to chill instead of having to go get food. Our first night there was great because we went to the buffet and ate as soon as we sat down. Our experience last night wasn't as great. We went to a sit down restaurant where I figured right away that our waiter was incompetent. He couldn't get our order right, messed up the drink order, and when he finally brought our sodas, he asked me to check mine to see if it was diet. LOL. And that was just the beginning. They brought out the wrong food, cold fries, etc., etc. It really did make the evening more stressful. The experience was an exception though - the rest of the trip was great.
And a funny note - the room had this super cute kid's area called a Kid Cabin with a flat screen on the wall, a bunk bed, etc. I thought Will would love it. Boy, was I wrong. He ended up sleeping on the pull out couch with his dad.