Every year or so, the Jones family visits Heaven. It’s a place of happiness, fun, water slides, and magic wands. Our kids refer to it as Great! Wolf! Lodge! Please don’t omit the exclamation points when you say it. Thank you.
It’s excruciatingly expensive, but we take advantage of the homeschool discount in September or February. That way we save so much money that it’s only painfully expensive.
And at risk of sounding like a Hallmark commercial, it always feels worth it when we watch our kids having so much fun.
So here’s the Jones Family at G!W!L!
I noticed how much I liked the songs they played over the PA system, and mentioned to DJ that I’d like to know what station they played. DJ suggested, “The Thirties Mom Station?”
Because if GWL ever doubted its target market, all they had to do was look out at the parking lot:
The big draw is the indoor water park. Outside, it rained steadily for two days of our three-day vacation, but that didn’t bother us any.
But what brought the Joneses to GWL in the first place, two years ago, was MagiQuest. We’d discovered it during a family vacation to Pigeon Forge, TN, and wanted to find a closer location. MQ is a scavenger-hunt sort of game that involves wireless “magic” wands, interactive videos, and dragons, fairies, and runes. We’re pretty sure that whoever created it had our family specifically in mind.
And we had fun, we ate junk, and we got tired.
We came home, but not before Ranger extracted a promise that we’d go back.
Also, here are couple of selfies to show how much fun DJ and I had. Because the kids are fairly independent now, we got to spend a lot more time actually together this year.