Mar 10, 2017

I demolished the coolness of the indoor hotel pool

Recently, we spent a long weekend at Great Wolf Lodge in Charlotte and it was such a fun time.

You can read a bit about that fun time here.

The place was squeaky clean, lifeguards were everywhere, and I felt very safe with the girls running rampant throughout the hotel.

While Caroline and I were waiting in line for yet another awesome water slide we had this little conversation:

Caroline:  Okay.  So.  Is this an amusement park or a hotel?  Or is it a pool?  Because there’s a lobby and rooms and restaurants inside. 

Me:  Well.  This is a hotel with a really, REALLY cool indoor pool.  


After our time at Great Wolf Lodge, we drove to Durham because Tony had a meeting with a client there.  We stayed at Embassy Suites.  Which is, in my opinion, a very nice hotel.  We often choose Embassy Suites because one room is big enough for our family of six and they are quite cozy.

Once we arrived, I told the girls that I would take them to the indoor pool.

Are you seeing where this is headed?

Caroline was STOKED.  She couldn’t stand still.  She slapped on that swimsuit speedy quick and grabbed Allison.

We don’t need towels!!, she shouted, “there are towels ALREADY THERE!!”

I don’t think I’ve ever seen her out the door and down to the elevator that fast before.

She must have thought it was super special when I had to use the room key to enter the pool area.

And then?  There it was.

A pool with a depth of THREE TOTAL FEET ALL THE WAY AROUND with one lousy tan-colored mushroom with a teeny trickle of water rolling off the top.

Caroline’s shoulders were immediately slumpy and she said the words, “Gosh I hate this place”.

It was all I could do…. containing my laughter.

Emily and I just watched those two sisters WALK through the Embassy Suites pool.  The could barely doggie paddle around that thing.  Couldn’t even jump off the sides.  Let’s just say that it was quite the change from the ‘indoor pool’ at GWL.

It’s been nearly a month since our visit to Great Wolf Lodge.

And now?  This very second?  She is STILL wearing her Great Wolf Lodge armband.  Just in case she gets back there soon?  I don’t know.

But that Embassy Suites pool key card is long gone.



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