Sunday, July 6, 2014

4th weekend in Dallas

Our weekend trip to Dallas was "semi" spur of the moment.  We really didn't have much else going on, and Preston LOVES the Great Wolf, so we decided to go over for a long weekend.

The GWL is crazy expensive on Summer weekends so we decided just to do one night there.  Since you can get in at 11:30 on the day you arrive and actually stay the ENTIRE next day one night is PLENTY in my book.  So, Jeff the trip planner was kind of off the hook for this one and I spent a LONG time looking for something to do in Dallas on the 4th that was not crazy busy or crazy HOT!  I came up with the Fairmont downtown as they had a highly rated pool that even was showing a "Dive-In Movie" at dark.  Score!  Then, we just stumbled upon the super cool Klyde Warren Park as we were driving into the hotel and it was just perfect.  There were food trucks set up and we had some delicious food.  And the boys LOVED the Splash Pad.  SO grateful Jeff is such a good Daddy because it definitely took TWO sets of eyes to keep up with them at this busy park but it was worth it.  We didn't make it to the bitter end of "Frozen"...but we have it at home :)

The only minor (could have been MAJOR!) mishap we had occurred on Saturday morning as we were leaving the Fairmont headed to GWL.  Someone had opened the back glass on Jeff's Tahoe--I guess the valet--and we didn't know and the back window flew open as we were on speeding onto the freeway.  Jeff instinctively pulled over...where there was NO shoulder....and it was a scary few seconds until we decided to heck with whatever flies out of the car we've got to get out of the road!  In all seriousness, it was one of those moments that you literally pray with all of your might, and God pulled us through for SURE!!

I don't know what it is about the GWL, but whatever their formula is sure does work with my boys.  They LOVE IT!  Now, were there some lines?  Sure.  However, Jeff and P rode the big slides for over an hour this morning with essentially no lines.  Are there some unpleasant things that happen when you  mix babies, swim diapers and even big kids who eat too much candy and then go swim?? YEP!  But these things happen anywhere with kids so it isn't a huge deal to me.

It was maybe a tad selfish to sneak to Mi Cocina last night for dinner but I really didn't want a Wolf Burger.  It was awesome.  After we got back to Great Wolf, Daddy and John Cole did some exploring while Preston and I did the "MagicQuest."  Preston was MUCH better (and more into it) this time and I actually sort of enjoyed it too.  There is a LOT of stair walking and I was in high wedges and was not sad when he was ready to call it quits...

Without a doubt the coolest thing about the GWL are the bunk beds.  Seriously, NO FIGHT putting kids to bed.  They were so cute all snuggled up with their wolf pillows.  Wish I could bottle that sweet moment!

We hit the waterpark, did a little more MagicQuest and colored some super cool tshirts before we left today.  Boys were done and quite frankly so were Mom and Dad!  We also really enjoyed our lunch at Meso Maya which came recommended by Kk and Kevin. Thanks y'all.

Its Sound of Music week!  Opening night is Thursday!  Hope I can get some pictures to post.  Until then....

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