Saturday, March 4, 2017

G is for Great Wolf Lodge

We had a little getaway last weekend to Great Wolf Lodge in Washington. It was only one night, but it was oh so fun. A nice little break for the BLAHS of winter around here. I do plan to share a game in this post too! (Since all my abc posts have been about games our family enjoys playing)

We had a comfy room on the 8th floor... (yes the 8th floor, thankfully they had elevators!)

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Complete with bunk beds for the boys...

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Alex the monkey...

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The lobby is always a fun place to hang out. Lotsa comfy chairs, and excitement, and people watching...

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We even ate dinner down there on the first night because the room didn't really have a good area for all of us to eat in. We had Uncle Marc join us the first day to swim and visit. Pizza, yum! That pizza tasted so good after a few hours of swimming!

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The Game:
Yes GWL has a game that has kids wandering the halls and lobby to find clues to their "quest." It is called MagiQuest, and we play it every time we visit. The kids always look forward to it.

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Basically it is a big scavenger hunt, and they use clues to find the "object" they are supposed to collect by waving their wand at it. The wand brings to life all kinds of things as they play (meaning they light up, or talk, or whatever). It's all in good fun. The "Ancient Book of Wisdom" contains their clues that they follow to find treasures.

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They find things like ladies in trees...

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Bummer!
They don't let several players play on one game anymore, so we had to buy 3 separate games. Well, we didn't have to, but I wasn't sure who we'd leave out, so we bought each boy a game this time. Every year up until now we've just bought one game and all the kids worked together. It was a good money saver, but it usually resulted in fighting and who would get to wave the wand. The 2 older boys loved having the independence of doing it on their own this time, and had a lot of fun.

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They accepted challenges at the trees...

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On the day of check-out we can still swim and enjoy the MagiQuesting until 9pm, even though we've checked out of the room at 11 am. So, we spent some time in the lobby the 2nd day after we cleared out our room...

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And swimming...

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It was a fun trip. We are thankful homeschool group discounts for things like this. This place is super expensive otherwise.

I am linking this up to:

A Net In Time Schooling

My other blog posts from the abc series:

A is for aggravation
B is for Bingo
C is for Chess
D is for Derby
E is for Evening of Games
 F is for Face

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