Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Camping in the Rain

Earlier this summer we made plans to go camping with some friends.  Turned out the weather that weekend was not going to cooperate, and not wanting to disappoint already excited kids, we looked for alternate plans.  I had seen this hotel from the freeway, and the waterslide coming out of the back of it looked like a potentially fun time.  We decided to go for it. 

The 'waterpark' is shared by 2 hotels, a Holiday Inn Express and Staybridge Suites.  We stayed on the Staybridge Suites side, in a 2 bedroom suite.  It was $200 a night, and worth it.  The suite slept 8 in beds (and remaining children on the floor. :)), full kitchen, yummy breakfast, and the hotel has a sweet theater room the husbands loved watching the World Cup in.  Entry in to the 'waterpark' was included. 

I use the term 'waterpark' loosely here.  Please do not expect anything more then what your local rec center has to offer.  It was not amazing or incredible, but the kids LOVED it.  You can check out the pics below.

Summer is about vacations, camping, sleepovers, etc. This week I am giving away a Vacation Packing List to make planning and packing for your trip a little easier.  I like to do the laundry, dump it all on my floor, pack from the pile, and then put the rest away.  (alright, sometimes I put the rest away.)

Where are you headed this summer?  Do you have any great 'Staycation' ideas?  One comment per person will be entered into the drawing for the notepad.  The winner will be announced next week.  Good luck!