I recently got a bonus at work. It wasn't large enough for a pool, but it was big enough to afford something more than a Jelly-of-the-Month club membership. Since I'm an adult with fairly inexpensive tastes (except for that camping trailer), I decided to take the family on a little trip. I wanted it to be something we wouldn't have done had I not been given the bonus. One of my running friends recommended Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg, so that's what we did.
It was a quick trip, out and back in 30 hours, but we had a great time. I was constantly impressed with how well Rhett and Ollie took to the water, especially since they freak out every bath time when they have to get their hair shampooed. They did pretty much everything offered at the park, including the scary-to-them stuff. Rhett's favorite was the wave pool, and Ollie loved the little kid slides. Of course they both loved having a TV in their "tent" (a separate sleeping nook for them). They were good little travelers (except when eating at restaurants), and we'd definitely go back.
Slides he could do all by himself! The first time he did it, he was terrified. But at the end, he got out of the water and starting jumping up and down--that's how happy he was. It was possibly my favorite memory of the trip. The second favorite memory is Ollie's HUGE eyes as we careened down the family raft ride. Oh that boy.