As a family we spent 24 hours this week at the Great Wolf Lodge, an indoor water park - hotel - entertainment whirlwind. The lodge, rather oddly, is just south of Olympia (that'd be our state capital which is a pretty small town without much beside political entertainment as a draw), about a 90 minute drive from our house.
We spent 4 hours Wednesday afternoon and 3 Thursday morning sliding, splashing, moving with the waves, squirting and dumping. How very refreshing to spend a whole day playing, laughing and being together. Also, I like 84 degree weather in February. Warm enough to hang out in a wet swimsuit and feel good felt like heaven to me.
Re-entry into our regular full Thursday afternoons of guitar lessons and choir was turbulent. We all wished to enjoy our faux Hawaii/Disney-esque break for a few more days.