I’m so glad we went to Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg, Virginia three weeks ago, because if it were now, we would not go!! We were so lucky that this little vacation was before the Coronavirus hit the USA!! So I will tell you about The Great Wolf Lodge, for when this nightmare is over, you might want to bring your family to this very fun and healing of soul place…
We gave the gift of going to this resort to Gina, Tom, Aaden and Parker for Christmas!! When we drove up to the front of this very impressive lodge entryway, with the huge wolve statues, the kids were so excited!!
The first thing the boys wanted to do, besides swimming was to buy a souvenir from the gift shop, with their own Christmas gift money!! Parker wanted a “make your own wolf!!”
Aaden, being 10 years old, wanted to tap into the MagiQuest throughout The Lodge!!
He bought a “magic wand” and a special top! He chose this one with a wolf head topper!! Now he could go throughout the Lodge on quests…He was immersed in Vellara, the realm of imagination, as he helped the Guardians to protect the realm portals. He could befriend the Treetop Pixies, battle the evil dragon, Charlock, fight to defeat the Goblin King and earn the title of Master Magi!! It was a 10 year old heaven and he loved it!!!
Now, they were ready to experience the indoor water park, which didn’t disappoint for parents, kids and even grandparents!! After going through one of the many tube slides, Gina, Aaden and Parker were dropped out into a lazy river that wound around a portion of the park!!
On the left, Gina, Tom and Aaden coming out of one of the many tube slides!! Top right, they even had a giant constant wave, in which people could surf on, and then another tube slide and lots of climbing apparatises that led to slides, were fun for kids and adults to climb on!!
Aaden and Parker climbing on the giant lily pads!! Parker enjoying one of the many fountains that sprewed out water in a creative way. Basketball nets that were fun for Tom and the boys!!Tom teaching Parker to float💙
We had the buffet breakfasts at the Lodge and food was plentiful and delicious!! Aaden using his Magi Wand to light up the tree and tree house!!
Photo opp fun🐺
Then a visit to Colonial Williamsburg’s Merchants Square…It’s adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area…An 18th-century style retail village with over 40 shops and restaurants…a great little visit to get the flavor of the Historic Area without paying and spending a whole day there!!
The end of a satisfying, fun little get-away!!
Now, what to do when you’re over 60 and people say you can’t go to restaurants or shopping and all your activities have been cancelled???😩 You color!!! When I do a coloring page I usually like to make good use of it!!! This one will be a cell phone cover liner!! I”ve done wall hangings and some pages I use as note paper by making copies of them and using the back to write on!!
I seem to gravitate towards mandalas! They are anti-stress therapy, a form of meditation, which is good for what we are going through today!!
Photos of various stages while I was coloring!! Notice how I shaded the flowers and shapes to add interest and depth…The finished mandala!!
Then I made copies in differert sizes, then chose the right size to fit my phone. Next, I traced my phone right on the copy of the mandala, centering it as best I could!! I had a clear cell phone cover and this was a good opportunity to clean it really well before adding the cut out…
Here is the finished phone cover…let me know if you try it, I’d love to see a picture of it!!
I was out walking with Victor, when we came home I noticed our Forcythia tree was about to bloom, a great time to prune and bring the branches in to display and remind us that spring is coming…
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature…The assurance that dawn comes after night and spring after winter! Rachel Carson
Hopefully this spring will bring us the infinite healing we so need in the World today! Good health to all of you and your families and friends💙🌎💚