So we went to Chicago as a pre-trip, but the real vacation was going to Wisconsin Dells. We had so much fun on this trip. Half my family came with us, which is pretty good. My brother Jeremiah, brother Andrew, and sister Anne came. I looked around on the internet and found hotel rooms in the far corner of the Mt. Olympus resort for about $125/night. This included our resort passes for everyone in the room, which are $40/person. We felt like we got a really great deal for a great park and we would totally do it again. Plus, they even give you an extra day of passes for the day you check out.
So we drove up Thursday morning and got naps in the hotel room and then let the fun begin! They had tons of water slides and roller coasters and go-kart tracks.
Hannah said her favorite ride was the slide behind our hotel room, pictured below.
This is Jeremiah saying "you better not put me on your blog".
Yes, this is as scary as it looks. Why is Blake smiling about it?
It was quite a slide.
Look at these two. What a a pair. This is pure happiness, I think.
I didn't dare take my nice camera in the resort since we kind of left our stuff on a chair and then had at it. So these pictures aren't the best and are not very comprehensive. But we had lots of fun trading watching kids and riding water slides and taking the kids down little slides and taking Isaac on the teacups, balloons, swings, and train.
James LOVED the train. When we discovered it he was insistent "choo choo......choo choo......choo choo" until we rode it. 5 times in a row. It was really slow and James sat so still the whole time. Has he ever been that still in his life?
You can see the Trojan Horse go-karts in the back. When we drove up initially, we were ahead of everyone else by a few hours. When they called asking where the hotel was, we were laughing at our instructions to them. "Ok, so you pass the Trojan Horse and turn right at the building that's upside down."
There was this super cool roller coaster with an unbelievable drop called Hades. I also really liked the really tall water slides. Love those butterflies!
Isaac's favorite was the pirate ship slide, but this duck that was "eating him" was a close second.
James got tired of the water and I think he's relieved to play with toys again.
It was such a fun trip. Fun to be with my family. Fun to go on rides. Fun to see the kids have so much fun. Fun even though getting the kids to sleep was a major pain. Fun even though it was a 7.5 hour drive. Fun to have a whole week with Daddy before he begins the dreaded first year of neurology.