Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Mommy Bloggers

Here is a picture we took of all the Mommy Bloggers together after our breakfast.

It was so fun to meet and talk with these women! All moms, most stay at home, and just finding ways to write and connect and share things they know! It was really cool.

We also got to meet some of the marketing people and the general manager of Great Wolf Lodge. They were all really nice, of course! They talked a lot about how GWL is trying to build relationships with some of the local attractions- Carowinds (an amusement park) is really close by, the NASCAR Speedway is just a mile or so down the road, and there is a ton of great shopping and restaurants right across the street. Assuming, of course, that you want to actually *leave* the resort!

If you are anywhere in the area, and are thinking about taking a trip, they are running a great "Homeschooling Special" for the first 2 weeks of May (weekends excluded)- only $132 a night! I'm a little tempted to "homeschool" Abigail for a couple of days!

A few other things I didn't mention in my previous post:

-- GWL places an emphasis on education. I know, kind of strange for a hotel to educate, but they do. The kids area had huge posters about wolves and their lifecycle, facts, etc. and another one all about trees. They have daily tours through their lobby where they talk about conservation and other nature topics.

--They are the first and only hotel in the US to be Green Seal Certified- Silver. There are recycling bins everywhere, and they really take conservation and being 'green' seriously!

--With a one night stay, you actually get 2 full days of waterpark fun. Check in time is officially 4 pm, and check out is 11 am. But before check in and after check out, you are welcome to be in the waterpark from the time it opens until the time it closes. If you look at rates for just a waterpark for two days, it is actually a pretty good deal to stay at the resort. And there are locker rooms for showering and getting cleaned up if you are out of your room but want to stay and play (that's what we did).

1 comment:

Jennifer Horton said...

Trying to tempt with the "Homeschool" special, eh? Sounds really fun! Better then Disney? Hahaha!