Your first vacation with your kids has to be something very special, something they will remember forever.

So after much consideration, we decided to visit Great Wolf Lodge in December: the only place I know of where you have snow in the lobby, Story Time in your jammies and a delightful, enormous bucket of water that dumps on your head and almost knocks you over. I know, it sounds perfect. It was!

We didn't tell our kids where we were going. I packed them in secret and we hopped in the car. The closer we got, I started humming the Great Wolf Lodge theme song. As we were pulling onto Great Wolf Lodge's street, I started singing "Going to the Lodge..." and the kids went nuts.

They were thrilled with the entire experience, and I was too. When it was time to leave, we decided that if we could, we would live at Great Wolf Lodge. We can't wait to go back!!

Victoria Keen
Fort Worth, TX