Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Wisconsin Dells- Day 2

On Day 2, we had planned to switch hotels, so we packed up our things (Hey, I remembered everyone's bags this time!) and decided to hit the town until our room was ready.

Downtown Wisconsin Dells has a huge "strip" with tourist-y t-shirt and knicknack-type stores.  I learned that these stores are Jenna's jam, and I think she could have shopped all morning!

The boys waited patiently.

Well, Carter waited no-so-patiently...

After lunch, we decided to ride the duck boats, which travel both on land and in water.  There are duck boats allll over the dells, so we were pretty excited to see what all the fuss was about.

Our driver took us through a wooded area and then to the lake, back through the woods, and back to the lake.  I love boat rides anyway, but the land/water twist was pretty cool, and the scenery was great.  Frank and I agreed later that this was our favorite activity of the whole trip.

By now, it was time to check into the hotel.  We stayed at the Great Wolf Lodge, and it definitely lived up to the hype.  The kids got wolf ears when we arrived. (That were green and looked more like bunny ears, but whatever; they were cute!)

Little Janello Wolves!

Of course, what the kids wanted to do first was GO TO THE WATERPARK!!!  Great Wolf has an amazing indoor waterpark as well as an outdoor pool area.  It was in the low 70s, so we opted for the indoor park that afternoon.  

This kid has no fear.  And with the exception of one, he was tall enough for all of the mat rides and waterslides.  Plus, he had Jenna and Brett to play with!  He was in heaven! 

Since Carter has been enjoying swimming lessons this summer (Seriously, he asked to take lessons, and he actually likes it.), I thought he might be open to the waterpark idea.


But Grandma bought him Icees, and he was happy as a clam to sit on Grandma's or Grandpa's lap and watch the action.  So no fussing= win.

That evening, we went to Buffalo Phill's Pizza and Grille for dinner.  This place was on our must-do list, since your food is brought to you via a toy train!

Here were our drinks coming out!

The person running the train keeps it moving almost constantly, and it comes out from the kitchen not only with food, but with different arrangements of toys, etc.

The best part was when the train came out with a bubble maker!

No wait, the best part was when the train came out with our food!

A fun ending to a fun day!

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