This year our family summer vacation consisted of going to Washington and then a "staycation". We took the kids to Great Wolf Lodge. Great Wolf Lodge is a large resort located in Grand Praire, they have others in other states. It has an indoor water park and a small outdoor one. There are several larger slides, a medium size play area for the kids and a younger toddler section as well, a lazy river and a wave pool. We have taken the kids once in the past and they loved it. We had a large group of friends their with us too. The McMurdies' (Brian and Mandie, Mark and Michelle and Eric and Sheena), Greg and Jennie Furness, Matt and Carrie Baird, Carrie's parents (the Criders), some friends of the Bairds, Brian and Angie Lines, and Adam and Emily Murdock. I think that is everybody. We had a great time with family and friends. We decided to go in September just after school started to avoid the crowds. So we went the second week of school and went on Friday and Saturday. We had a great time and the kids came home exhausted-mission accomplished. Here are a few pictures.