Bucket List: Great Wolf Lodge


Aaron and I now have a bucket list. It’s funny how the knowledge that you only have a limited amount of time in the country changes your perspective. Previous to knowing that we’d move to Kenya, Aaron and I never planned vacations or really worried about enjoying the touristy places around us. Now, we feel like we need to take the kids everywhere and visit all our friends before we leave.

One of the items on our bucket list was to take the kids to the Great Wolf Lodge. Fortunately, there is one close to us in the Pocono Mountains. Aaron’s mom, Jayne, came Sunday night. Then, Monday afternoon, we loaded the kids, Nana, and a bunch of luggage into the van and headed north. The kids had no idea where we were going or what we’d be doing when we got there. In fact, on the way there, Jacob asked, “Are you going to Kenya?” He’s quite cute. 🙂 The funny thing is that they have been playing hotel and have been asking to go to a water park for the past couple of weeks! That made it even more fun for Aaron and I to keep the whole thing a secret.

As soon as we pulled into the parking lot, they got super excited. They couldn’t believe that they got to stay at a hotel with an indoor water park! Could life get any better?? (The answer to that question is NO! if you’re a kid who has no worries about how much it costs.) The Great Wolf Lodge not only has an indoor water park but also an arcade, spa, several restaurants, shops, and much more. It was impossible to do it all in the 3 days we were there. I’ll share a couple of pictures that highlight the fun.

Noah was so brave, and he got braver each day. This picture was taken in the wave pool on our last day there. Levi was fearless. We had to keep him in the life vest just so he wouldn’t drown. Jacob wasn’t quite as confident in the water. He preferred to stay in the shallow water and play with the foundations of water. Hannah did get take a short dip in the water. She was not impressed. She hung out with Nana and slept most of the time.

We are so blessed to have disposable income in this short time before we leave for Kenya. I’ll be sure to post more as we check other things off our bucket list!


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