Exhausted from all the fun the day before, we had a hard time getting up in time to make it to the water park right when it opened. Instead, a couple of us got our showers in and we all headed back down to the Loose Moose cottage for breakfast a little after 9. We did make it back to the park around 10am.
I have no idea what the kids did since they disappeared immediately, but Lori and I went straight to the water slides. After wearing our selves out climbing stairs over and over, we decided to go to the “adults only” hot tub area to chillax.
Then we hunted down the kids and rode some family sized water slides including the howlin’ tornado and the river canyon run. We also got in a little water basketball. Then, it was time to dry off and go check out. We paid a little extra for a late check out, which turned out to be a good thing.
We had rented the movie, “Jack, the Giant Slayer,” from the hotel the night before and only made it through half of it when we fell asleep. So, while we were packing up, we finished it, and just barely. We stuck around the hotel for another few hours, playing MagiQuest, building a stuffed wolf animal, playing in the arcade and eating pizza and sweets.
Afterward, we drove over to Arlington and took the kids to their first Major League Baseball game, Ranger v. Mariners. As far as I can tell they had a blast. It was a disappointing loss in the 10th inning but an experience they will remember.
Last of all, we drove back to Granbury and spent the night with Lori’s parents. Surprisingly, we all stayed awake for the drive even though we arrived after midnight.
Yesterday, we drove down to Granbury to drop off Cramer and Lucy at Lori’s parents’ house. We decided they’re just too old to stay very long by themselves at home. Even so, next week they’ll be home alone for 5 days.
This morning we drove in to Grapevine for our stay at the Great Wolf Lodge and Water Park. First we had lunch at the Rainforest Cafe. Then, we checked into the Lodge around 1 and spent the next few hours having a great time at their indoor water park.
We tired out around 6 or so and decided to drop in at the sweet shop for some fudge, a giant cookie and a cannoli. Afterward we played a lengthy scavenger hunt called MagiQuest. We couldn’t quite finish before needed a break for dinner.
We decided to try out the Loose Moose Cottage in the Lodge. It was Emily’s favorite kind of place: a buffet!
Next order of business: crash in our room, recuperate and rise early for more play time in the water park. Woohoo!
A man approaches a shepherd and asks, “If I tell you how many sheep you have, can I have one?” The shepherd agrees and is astonished when the stranger answers, “Eighty-three.” As he turns to leave, the shepherd retorts: “If I guess your profession, can I have the animal back?” The stranger agrees. “You must be a mathematical biologist.” How did he know? “Because you picked up my dog.”