Monday, February 8, 2016

Great Wolf Lodge, the wolves and the wolf den

Last weekend Richard and I joined two of the boys and their families at Great Wolf Lodge just outside of Dallas. That means we drove through Dallas with grands from the absent son in tow. Notice the pile of old utility quilts. Grandmay always has a quilt or two in the car.

The drive wasn't so bad, except that I was driving without a navigator (he was asleep in the navigator seat, thank goodness), and I was attempting to keep up with the maniac driver leading the pack. 

That brown SUV right in front....that one is very hard to follow.

The traffic was worse as we were driving in but I didn't get photos at that time since I was behind the wheel. Adam (the SUV driver) does not use his blinkers to signal when he wants to change lanes or make a turn. He also does not like city driving, so he drives extra fast in an attempt to get out of the city. He also doesn't listen to the chick on the GPS who knows where we're all going. It's frustrating at best, but we arrived without a hitch (or a hit) and checked into our rooms with plenty of time for swimming, sliding, and chilling by the pool. 
Ready for your next ride?  Take a trip on Coyote Cannon at Great Wolf Lodge.
Photo via Great Wolf Lodge

Grab a raft and up to 3 of your friends for a fun-filled thrill ride on the Howlin’ Tornado at Great Wolf Lodge.
Photo via Great Wolf Lodge
  I loved the Tornado slide (red/yellow slide above). It was rough and scary at first, but once I overcame the fear, my biggest problem was climbing the steps to the slide. I should have counted them.

The little kids played some game called Magic Quest. They walked around for hours waving wands at things that gave them clues to a scavenger hunt of sorts. 
Customize your very own wand to play MagiQuest at Great Wolf Lodge.
Photo via Great Wolf Lodge

 Every evening they attended a show under the clock tower, we ate dinner at one of the beautiful restaurants, and just wandered around the hotel people-watching and appreciating the place. I said several times: they know how to do a theme!

 All in all, the weekend was pretty awesome, in the words of the grands, and the adults seem to agree. We pulled it together for a few minutes to get family photos.  Hope you enjoy these.

The wolf pack 

Three of Will and Stacey's cubs
Jolie, the middle one, had a 13th birthday celebration with lots of free ice cream!
Adam, Jenny and cub Marley
Rory, Meggan and their cubs Caki (holding her magic wand) and Sophie
The old dogs: Mary and Richard
Happy Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday)....enjoy the parades without me. The wolf den wore me to the bone, and I am down to just binding on the current chevron project.  Maybe the wind will die down and I'll get a photo of a finished project.


Kaja said...

Looks like you had a great time - and so nice to see pics of all your lovely family.

Linda said...

You look too young to have grandchildren! We've been near the hotel but never stayed there - looks like you had a wonderful time.

Karen S said...

What an incredible place and it looks like it worked for all age groups. How the drive home was easier.