When Summer and Dylan were younger, we took them to Italy.
Chase and Harlowe? They get to go to to Pennsylvania. Which is kind of like Italy. Without the Colosseum and other showy Roman Empire stuff.
We started the vacation in Philadelphia and ended it at a gigantic indoor water park in the Poconos. I’m just glad the girls saw the Liberty Bell before the Double Barrel Drop water slide. Because you aren’t allowed to slide down the bell. Just ask 23-month-old Chase.
In Philly, we visited the Please Touch Museum and then did the Rick eating tour with hard shell crabs at DiNardo’s and cheese steaks at Jim’s. Or was it Pat’s? Or Geno’s? I don’t know. Some guy. Who likes to cook steak and cheese.
Then we visited Rick’s sister-in-law where Harlowe broke a china plate and then we stopped by Rick’s friend Debbie’s house where Chase drew all over her wall.
The good news? We got the marker off!
The bad news? We scraped the paint off too!
The Great Wolf Lodge is a huge indoor water park…
with wave pools, slides and all kinds of other cool stuff that will make your kids never want to go home. On the plus side for adults, there is a poolside bar and you can walk around with your cocktails. On the downside, this was my hair after spending two days in this humid water palace.
There is also some Quest game in the hotel and everyone runs around madly trying to become Master Magi but I never quite figured it out.
All in all, we did three hotels in four nights during this “vacation” which really must make Rick and me Master Magi anyway.
Here are a few of my favorite moments from the trip…
(Note to safety conscious readers: Yes, I fixed both Harlowe and Chase’s car seat straps.)