We've been to the Wisconsin Dells a few times, but never since we've had kids.
There are so many places between here and there to explore - that we wanted to wait until our kids were big enough for the thrills that the Wisconsin Dells has.
With Spring Break here before we knew it...
We headed East to the Dells.
Upon arriving at our hotel, we were greeted by this character coming out of a secret door wandering down to the lobby.
I wonder how long they will humor me and keep taking these character pictures?
The hotel did a story time at night, and I snapped a picture before it got busy.
Aye aye aye!
It turns out, at 8 & 9 years old, our kids were too old for this, but the little kids LOVED it, and my kids were hoping their scavenger hunt card would be drawn and they'd win a stuffed animal.
No such luck, this time, kiddos!
The first thing we did when we arrived at the hotel and hit the water park, was the howlin' tornado.
Were we howlin!
We only did that ride once, once was enough!
A friend of mine said to me, ohhh! you are brave! I would've peed my pants!
Maybe I did! I told her! Who knows!
It was thrilling and terrifying.
I'm glad we can say we did that ride, as a family...but probably not going to ever get me on that one again....I do wish we'd of had some go pro footage of that though - I bet it was hilarious!
Because it was gorgeous spring weather (60+ degrees) we decided to get out and explore the Dells a bit, and get outside. The kids have been dying to go to the Ripley's Believe it or Not attraction ever since we saw one in Branson, Missouri last summer.
We didn't spring for the $15 per person tickets, but they did take a picture with the World's Tallest Man outside of the venue.
People think our kid is tall.
THIS, is tall!
And thanks to Dairy Queen's free ice cream cone day, we got to enjoy a nice cold treat as well!
We wandered in and out of various shops...and I saw this stuff.
I could immediately taste it in my mouth, and it tasted like childhood.
I had forgotten all about it, until I saw it, but I'm confident I lived on this as a kid.
At $2.00 for one little strip, I wasn't about to relive those memories...
but don't you just love when that happens?
You've totally forgotten about something, until you see something that triggers your memory?
We had these all the time too, growing up.
They were a movie theater staple, but...when I was a kid, they were just in a giant bucket,
Ah, how times have changed!
Back to the hotel for some good old fashioned, new fashioned, water park fun!
And because no trip is complete without family selfies...
Here are ours, to end the trip!
(Complete with the Wolf Ears the Lodge gives out!)