Have you ever walked out of a hotel room without your key? Or didn't have a pocket to put it in when you went down to the pool?
This past weekend we took the kids to the promised land: Great Wolf Lodge. This time in the Poconos. This promised trip was how we got Kevin out of bed for the past five months, how we got him to take his bath or put his shoes on or do his homework. You get the idea. He was so excited the week before, packing suitcases, squealing, flashing his ever radiant smile. Of course he didn't pack what he really needed. More like what he didn't need, like a suitcase full of things from my lingerie drawer.
We arrived about 3:00 pm Saturday afternoon and our room wasn't ready yet, but we got our wristbands and changed into our suits and hit the waterpark. The indoor waterpark area is bigger there than the GWL in Williamsburg. A while later I got our room keys: more wristbands. These had sensors built in so you waved it next to your door and you got in. No keycards to lose or forget! The kids could even be trusted with their own key. I wonder how'd they go over with the business traveler?
The trip went well and another trip is planned for June. How else do you think we'll be able to get the boy going in the mornings? My only complaint about the trip was the very very low water pressure in the shower. I hate that. One of these days I'm going to take my own wrench and remove the stupid water saver filters. I can't stand taking a shower one drop at a time, taking 20 minutes to rinse your hair, forget the conditioner with a showerhead like that. But that's another blog...
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