We almost missed the flight because we tarried too long this morn talking to our contractor about hood vent ducting. (Who knew there were choices to made for hood ducting?!!!) TubaDad grabbed the big luggage and ran in one direction to check it in while the girls and I grabbed the carry-on stuff and sprinted in the other direction to the security line and the plane. We all made it, but TubaDad was the last one down the jetway before the doors were closed. Yeesh. Alaskan Airlines has the best Ro and Ree food choices, though (and we’ve tried them all), so that was a pleasant diversion from the panicky running. The girls adore everything in the kid box except the turkey stick. And I (of course) adore the cheese and fruit platter. (Side note: if I had to pick one thing to live on it might be cheese platters.) With wine, naturally, but I didn’t order any this time because it was only 10am and seemed somehow inappropriate…
You know one of our vacations hasn’t truly begun until we’ve either stopped for a McDonald’s breakfast or a vanilla-dipped-in-chocolate cone. It’s been that way since I was a kid. Anyhow, today we went for the cone kick-off, and (as usual) you can see that Ro’s treat is lasting far longer than anyone else’s. Seriously, the girl takes 45 minute showers (and that’s with 3 or 4 reminders to please hurry) and stretches her desserts out for almost an hour.
After our last travel experience with the girls, we got a second iPad, so now there is blissful golden silence during any long drives, like this one from the airport to the lodge. Ahhhhh. Don’t know why I resisted so long.
Finally we were here! Ah Great Wolf, we’ve missed you. The girls plopped down on the faithful door bear and wouldn’t budge until I snapped a pic. Yeah, they like this place.
First it was full tilt into the MagiQuest game -- before even seeing our room or hitting the waterpark – yep it is that big of a draw for our little bitties:
After swimming we grabbed some food (yummy scallop salad for me and potstickers and steamed rice for the girls) and yes yes it is yet another picture that I’m not in. But TD and the girls sure look cute. :-) I’ll try to grab the spider tripod tomorrow and sneak into at least one:
Then it was into jammies and skipping (never walking) downstairs for storytime:
Now the girls are finally asleep, and I’m waiting for TubaDad to finish an international business call and come to bed.
So, what did everyone else do for spring break?