Screens from Saturday – Waterpark!Posted: March 18, 2013
We had a fun little outing Saturday….we took Sam and Henry to The Depot hotel in downtown Minneapolis. One of our Christmas gifts from DT’s mom was an overnight stay and four waterpark passes.
Kids and hotels, man. Kids and hotels and pools and water parks.
As I’m sure my parents can attest, a weekend getaway to a hotel (even one right in town) is one of the best ideas ever.
It’s like crack for kids and an investment in adult sanity. Chaotic and crazy and overstimulated, yes. But if it means getting out of the house for 24 hours when winter has looooong worn out its welcome, swimming all day, eating junk food, jumping on hotel beds, ordering pizza for dinner, and sleeping-oh-so-soundly (and early bedtimes)….well then YES.
What’s the first thing they do? Wrestle and trash the bed, of course.
The waterpark had a train theme, which was fitting.
There was a kiddie pool area, an older kids/adults pool with basketball hoop, water slide, and hot tub. Plllllenty to occupy ourselves for the day.
There’s Sam swimming around….
Henry (in blue and goggles) holds onto the log for dear life.
Sam and DT (bottom) shot tons of hoops….
Every 15-20 minutes, the sound effects of a train coming into a station would play, and water would come gushing out of this spigot onto the swimmers below. So much fun!
I was like a speeding bullet flying down the water slide….I nearly lost my shirt, eep! :-\
We had one power swimming session right after we arrived, then took a little break to dry out in the room. Like this:
We hit the park again later that afternoon and swam/played hard until the evening.
Then it was time for….PIZZA! Sarpino’s was right down the street.
Once stomachs were stuffed, it didn’t take long for a couple of kids to start winding down.
By about 9:00….
And that’s a wrap!
We all had a blast, even if we took in about five gallons of chlorine water apiece. So worth it! 🙂
How was your weekend?