Adelie and Staley's World

Adelie and Staley's World

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Dells

On a long week-end in January, what's a good way to avoid the cabin fever of being stuck inside for a few more cold, dreary, rainy, icy winter days?  How about a bus trip to Wisconsin Dells for a week-end of family swimming fun??

I won't pretend like we had a perfect trip.  I mean, we were traveling with 3 kids aged 6 and under.  Did we have some tears?  Sure.  Difficulty falling asleep with everyone sharing the same room?  You bet.  Spilled drinks?  Of course.  An hour of pouting and crying on a pool deck when one stubborn child did not care for the rule that all children at that particular pool under 48" had to wear a life vest?  Had that too.  But at the end of the week-end, we had 3 happy little kids who declared the trip a success.  What more could we ask for?

We had 3.5 hours each way on a bus for playing, reading, napping, snacking, and watching movies.

At our resort, there were 4 waterparks, a big indoor playground, arcades, ropes courses, go-karts, mini-golf, and restaurants.  In our less than 48 hours at the resort, we found our way to all 4 waterparks, most of the restaurants, and the playground.  Briggs's favorite water park might have been the Wild West waterpark that had some fun little waterslides.  He couldn't get enough!!  (And I love the picture with Staley cheering for him at the bottom.)

Adelie declared Cubby's Cove her favorite park.  It was the least crowded and had a pool with bubbles (a whirlpool) that she thought was great.

Staley LOVED the wave pool.  That was hands down her favorite part of the trip.

Zach found his way to a couple of the sports bars in the resort to catch play-off games after bedtime.  He did not love the fact that we were in Packers country to witness the Packers achieving a miraculous play-off victory.

It was a fast, full, and fun little get-away.  We came home with 3 exhausted little ones, but made some fun memories in the process.  And really, a few nights of 7:15 bedtime to catch up isn't all bad either.

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