The moment of discovery:
It didn't take us long to get checked in and into our swimsuits. The Kogowskis joined us and we spent several hours in the park.
It took Alarik awhile to warm up to the place. It's loud and busy so who can blame him?
Pretty soon he settled down though and didn't cry every time the big bucket dumped. As long as we stayed out of "the splash zone", he was good to go. He loved the little water slides once he got over his fear.
We ordered pizzas for dinner and went back to the room to eat in relative peace and quiet, then headed back for another couple hours of fun. Jesse and Scott gave the big tube slide a try and were both hooked. They went down that thing a dozen or more times I bet!
It was pretty tough to capture a good photo of them coming out the end. I had the best luck from a bird's eye view.
When everyone was sufficiently water-logged, we went back to the room, dried off, got into cozy jammies and then grabbed some dessert from the snack bar before bedtime.
We were back in the park by about 8:30 the next morning.
We decided to eat lunch out so we met up again at Old Chicago, then went to the Kogowski's for playing, relaxing and visiting. The kids had a blast together playing with "new" toys. We enjoyed another hot tub after a delicious dinner of lasagna, garlic bread and salad. Everyone was pretty worn out from our busy days so it was early to bed and then we headed for home after a yummy breakfast of pancakes the next morning.
I'm not sure who had more fun, the kids by getting surprised, or Jesse and I by the anticipation of surprising them! We'll definitely have to do it again sometime.