Last weekend Kevin surprised us with a weekend getaway! He needed a break from our typical weekend so he decided to take us on an adventure! We woke up Saturday morning and off we went to Busch Gardens. We did hit a bit of traffic so we were delayed a bit getting there. I think everyone else in Hampton Roads was going as well!! It was very busy, but we headed straight to the Sesame Street area where Peyton decided he was going to ride a ride. We were a bit shocked, but he and his daddy rode and Peyton had so much fun!
Maddox on the other hand was extremely fussy because he as soooo hot!!! We no more put him in the stroller and he was dripping sweat! After the ride, Kevin took both boys to the water area where they splashed around for a few and then we decided we better find something to drink because everyone was HOT!!
Maddox fell asleep in the stroller and we walked around for a bit and decided we were ready to head to our BIG adventure!!
The Great Wold Lodge...we had never been so we had no idea what to expect! Peyton had been talking about it non stop since he found out we were going and it didn't stop until we got there. As we were driving up he asked many times "Where is the Big Bad Wolf?" I tried to explain to him that there was no big bad wolf but he had it in his head that there was.
We pulled up to the lodge and were quite impressed with the outside. You honestly feel like you are out in the middle of nowhere! We went in and checked in and waited for over an hour for our room! It was quite hectic in the beginning, but once we got into our room we were pleasantly surprised! OUr room was all the way in the top back corner and overlooked the outdoor pool! We couldn't have asked for a better room! It was quiet and a great view....we quickly changed and headed to the water park!
Peyton was so excited about swimming he couldn't hardly stand it! We swam until about 6:30 and decided since neither one had a nap we should go change and head to dinner! It was so nice to be able to not have to drag them back into the car all weekend! We just ate right at the hotel and then Peyton had to have ice cream, of course!!
We all went to bed fairly quickly and Maddox did well, considering we were out of our normal!
We got up Sunday and ate breakfast and headed to the waterpark before checkout time. Kevin decided he was going to check out the big slides...and much to our surprise Peyton decided to join him the second time. He said it was fun but really fast! We enjoyed a couple of hours there Sunday morning in the kiddie pool...they had 3 tiny slides and I am guessing Peyton went down them 100 times!! He loved it!
We decided to go check out of our room and head to the arcade before heading home. Peyton loved playing skeeball and a few other, but we did learn that he LOVES to bowl! He did so twice while we were there!
It was so nice to get away, even if for only a night! Peyton had a blast and so did we. We are already trying to figure out when our next adventure will be!!
2009 Home & Flower Show
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