Saturday, November 05, 2011

Day Two

The tour of the hotel's vacation club program went well. The kids had fun watching a movie and hanging out while I spent an hour learning about the club. It's a great program for many, just not for me. I did walk away from the hour with two $50 cash cards, 140 tokens for the kids to use in the arcade, and a FREE 3 day / 2 night stay to come again in the next year. We will love coming back when it's hot and discovering the fun in the outdoor water parks!

So after that we hit the arcade...

painted some pottery (free with our cash card!),

went to a second indoor water park,

took a rest,

and went to the third indoor park.

Tomorrow we plan on playing in the indoor play area, getting some great ice cream, and going back to one of the water parks before we hit the road for home. Unfortunately, Braeden seemed warm to me at bedtime and of course I don't have the thermometer which I usually do bring. Hopefully sleep will help and he'll be fine. Off to bed!


The Kings said...

Looks like lots of fun!

:)De said...

Fun! Usually my brother and I do those promo things together and we take turns being good guy/bad guy ~smile~. Sometimes well worth the freebies! Have a fun-rest-of-you-trip!

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