Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Winter Getaway

Since the kids have Thursday and Friday off this week (PD Days) we thought we'd take a family mini-vacation. We looked into the Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls, but just about fell over when we saw the prices! Over $500/night for our family of 7! Mind you, we would get a mini-suite for that price, and unlimited water park access. Still....
Then we heard about this place from friends of ours:

http://www.americananiagara.com/

We can stay at the Americana for 2 nights for the same price as one night at GWL! Hey, we're Dutch, anywhere we can get twice as much for the same price must be good, right???
I'm sure the kids will be just as happy with the water park at the Americana. And we still get a mini-suite! One room with a queen bed and full bath, and a separate room for the kids with 2 sets of bunk beds and (most importantly) their own full bathroom! Seven people and one bathroom might be a bit of a problem! We also have a mini-fridge and microwave in a small eating area, so I can bring a lot of our own food along. Too expensive to feed us all at the restaurant in the hotel!
The kids are excited, to say the least! I'll post pictures next week. And that will be the end of Art's travel bonus. We stretched it pretty far, though!

3 comments:

Stuart said...

That's pretty good for a travel bonus! Glad you guys are having fun with it, and at least the kids get to do something too!

Lisa said...

Not bad eh? The kids are SO excited! Now I have to go pack...

willow sprite said...

That's awesome! Have fun.