Thursday, January 17, 2008

Vacation

I have scheduled our entire family for a long overdue vacation. While watching the Travel Channel last year we learned about America's 10 Best Water Parks. My son was fascinated by a place called Noah's Ark and decided that was where we HAD to take our next vacation. Through the miracle of Google I began my education into the Wisconsin Dells and a plan was formed. During the heat and sunshine of a Long Island July, I started looking into a January water park adventure. Yes, you read that correctly, a water park, in Wisconsin in January. At that time, the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin was the World's Largest Indoor Water park. Southwest has $39 flights to Chicago Midway and the Dells are only a 90 minute drive from there, we were set!
Then October rolls around and I find the Unschooler Winter Water park Getaway to, guess where? The Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio; at that time the World's Second Largest Indoor Waterpark. But, don't ya know, Sandusky is undergoing extensive renovations in December, and by the time they reopen they will be the largest. And, since such a large block of rooms is being booked in January, the price was too amazing to pass up.

So, at 4:30 Monday morning the thrice blest family will be heading to Islip to hop a plane to Cleveland for a short drive to Sandusky. By lunchtime my derriere will be circling the lazy river while my children play happily nearby. For 5 warm, water filled days we will relax and play with fellow homeschoolers from all across the nation and a few from Canada and beyond. No one will care that my 6 year old can't read the signs, or marvel that my 4 year old can. Our mostly organic diet will pale in comparison to raw vegans. Other kids will be reading books instead of playing video games and we will have a whole week without hearing "no school today?" And did I mention the Lazy River?!

We are SO ready for this getaway, now if I could just find those goggles....

4 comments:

MamaCole said...

Wow - that sounds great! I'm so jealous!

Do they keep it super warm in there?

Nan Patience said...

Enjoy!

jean-marie said...

Have fun! I am jealous, too! Brrrr...did I mention it's been reallly cold here?

Mom of 3 said...

86 warm degrees all day and night! Our favorite spot though, was the outdoor hot tub. It was SO awesome to be in 112 degree water with snow falling on our heads. What an inspiring and humbling experience :)