Great Wolf Lodge

January 24, 2016 § Leave a comment

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To add a little spice to a mundane winter, we booked a trip to Great Wolf Lodge in the Poconos for the weekend!

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The drive is super short compared to our previous road trips to Canada – in 2 hours, we can get from Brooklyn to the Pocono Mountains and stop at Wendy’s on the way for lunch. Henry can also get a much-needed nap in.

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Of course, we did take a chance on traveling this weekend. “Snowmaggedon 2016” was predicted to dump a ton of snow on the North East, but we had already put down a huge deposit on this trip, so we decided to see it through. It worked out that when we arrived on Friday afternoon, it was really quiet.

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Henry got to run around and check out all the shops and activities.

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He loved the arcade!

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Helping dad win basketball games…

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Driving the ice cream truck… P1040319

Playing whack-a-mole…

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And throwing balls at clowns.

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We also hit up their massive waterpark. As much as I hate waterparks, this one was seriously impressive. Henry loved the little kiddie pools with their little fountains that sprayed up. I wish I took some photos in there, but I didn’t. You’ll just have to imagine his face.

We woke up Saturday morning to THIS.

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If nothing else, Henry enjoyed watching the three snowplows that worked the parking lot nonstop for 15 hours.

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Oh, did I mention their buffets were awesome?

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And Henry loved the singing animatronic animal shows in the lobby. They were pretty much the only thing that could keep him sitting still and keep his attention the whole weekend.

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We were happy and lucky to get home without any delays today. We had a great time and are looking forward to taking Henry again when he’s a bit older – maybe even with his cousins next time! (Hint hint, Jenn!)

Canada Day/America Day

July 8, 2011 § Leave a comment

I like that Canada Day and Independence Day are the same weekend, but it often makes for a very busy time. We had promised Nick’s Dad that we’d visit him in Pennsylvania for the 4th, but we also had some visitors,¬†and not just any visitors, but one of my best friends Julia and her sweet fiance Jay! They’re both there if you look closely:

The apple of his eye

Even though we only had Friday and Saturday with J squared, we managed to show them a pretty great time in Brooklyn. I love it when you don’t see a friend for a while, you don’t even communicate as often as you should, but you still manage to have all the same interests and habits. In this case, Julia and Jay were very excited about our plans to take them to our favourite neighbourhood restaurants and shops, then more than happy to relax with a bottle of champagne on the roof and going to bed just after midnight.

On Saturday, Nick and I took them to our new favourite summer event: Smorgasburg. We ate all sorts of things from anchovies to pupusas to giant ice cream sandwiches to grilled pineapple.

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The food was well-documented, mostly through the reflections in Jay’s sunglasses.

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My favourite new find had to be the homemade ice cream sandwiches with oatmeal cookies and sea salt!

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The trip to Pennsylvania was also great – Nick made record time with his driving and I managed to swim three days in a row! Nick Sr. also made us some tasty crabcakes and mac n’ cheese.

How was your long weekend, wherever you were?

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