This year for Thanksgiving the kidlets and I traveled up to Cincinnati, Ohio for a mini-vacation at Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, Ohio. We met one of my dear high school friends there with her two girls who are so much fun to hang out with. This Thanksgiving was going to be a bit bittersweet her family as her husband is in South Korea right now. We decided to make some memories and celebrate Turkey Day by riding water slides while grinning from ear to ear. 🙂
My triplets are about the same age as her girls so it works out perfectly and they always have fun together. They live in Columbus so we don’t get to see each other as often as we’d all like. When we do get together, though, it is so much FUN!
I wish I had a way to keep my camera safe from water spray because I would have loved to have captured photos of all 5 of them latched together floating down the lazy river or hopping gleefully off the big green raft ride that can fit all of them at once. It felt so surreal to watch my kidlets and her girls hanging out together laughing and joking with each other. Strange but also strangely satisfying.
Great Wolf Lodge holds a special place in my kidlet’s hearts. The first time we went there was a few scant months after their dad and I separated. Things were so hard then. We didn’t have a lot of smiles to share with anyone much less ourselves.
We got a postcard in the mail and decided to take a chance. The LOVED it and it has become one of our favorite places ever since.
*I’m not affiliated or compensated by GWL in anyway for this post. My family enjoys our visits and I know yours would too!
We've been to GWL once, and Wilderness in the Smokies once (it's like GWL, in TN). We had so much fun both times. We only stayed one night each time, but there are so many things to do you could stay for a week and still be having a blast!!