The last week of February we took our first real vacation that the kids will remember. Usually we just see how many educational day trips we can cram into a week, or do something fun like clean the basement for vacation. Not this time I tell you, I needed some warmth, and a few days without cleaning, cooking, or planning. We went to Great Wolf Lodge in Fitchburg MA. Water park, arcade, ropes course, and magiquest. It was AMAZING!!! We had such a great three days, and I never shivered once, even when in the hot tub in the snow. It has made us all more patient with each other at home to have had some great family time together. And I was surprised at the price, it was expensive, yes, but less so than I thought, and we were lucky enough to find a groupon. Woohoo! We went to Newbury comics on our way up, and brought new books and graphic novels for all of us to read while there, because we are that nerdy, and we spend hours just reading quietly. And we saved a little money by bringing stuff to have breakfast and lunch in the room. There are fridges, coffee makers, and microwaves in each room so that was pretty easy. We only ate one meal a day at the Lodge, and that was at the buffet meal each night. We spent a ton of time in our bathing suits on the water slides and laughing like crazy. Now we all want to make it a yearly vacation. I am so on board with that.