My kids...Charlie and Theresa
So last night I broke the news to the kids that we will all be ‘going on vacation’ beginning this Saturday. Now before I get too far, let me just say this…my vacation was made possible by some really great people who love me and my kids and know it’s been rough for Dad to pull ‘go-away-vacations” this past year. I put some prayer to it; not that god would be my “genie”, but, that the right thing would happen. In the end, I just wanted some extended time together ; even if it was in our own town.
On Saturday, we travel to the home of their Uncle Brian and Aunt Shannon in Central Pennsylvania. My Brother set up homestead in the same town as my Mom, so we will be able to see “Grandma Doud” too…which is always a big hit since my mom is homebound and cannot get out much. We will be staying at “Uncle Brian’s” which was worth some cheers from Charlie and Theresa.
Then, on Monday, we head back to Virginia for a night at Dads place before turning around and heading BACK across the water for a belated Christmas Gift to me and the kids….a stay at GREAT WOLF LODGE! This got the kids screaming! For those in the know, Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg is only like the coolest indoor water park and hotel in the world! We went online…I showed them pictures of the place…and immediately the conversation changed to “how many wakeups until we leave for Great Wolf Lodge?”.
"The Great Wolf Lodge"
So, as my kids drifted off to sleep last night, they both let me know there were only 5 more wakeups till Uncle Brians, and 7 more wakeups till Great Wolf Lodge. I love being a Dad…and every now and again, the universe seemingly loves me back for how much I do.
A Lazy Day at Dads
Thanks, Universe! I appreciate the assist on this vacation! I owe you one.