Archive for January, 2016

Kalahari Water Park August 2015

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Always a highlight of any trip, this place cannot be beat. Having gone to a fun wedding in a detroit suburb, Kalahari is not too far away as it was only 1.5 hours from the wedding site.
The drive there was a nice relaxing break. The deal we got cannot be beat. For the 5 of us (2 adults, 3 kids) it was $149.99 plus taxes.

Checkin was not as smooth as I had hoped. The line was long at about 4pm when we checked in so we waited for a while. (more…)

Gulf Shores here we are

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So after our miscalculation, we finally ended up in Gulf Shores! The first thing the kids asked was to get the hotel room so they can go swimming! Bad news kids, we dont have a room. Now there were rooms available a few streets off the beach but we made it this far so at this point we were getting a place on the beach. We stopped a the tourist center and got flyers for properties. So we made a left onto the beach road and I drove into each property while Tara called places. After getting rejected at a few places, we struck gold. One guy said they had a cancellation so they have a 3 bedroom condo for rent for 5 days. The price was not great but it was available. I also tried getting a few places on on VRBO.com and similar sites but those sites are not designed well for finding places right away.Gulf Shores

Exhausted, we took the place which included parking in a garage, and a heated indoor outdoor pool. No free breakfast but it did have a full kitchen and a balcony over the beach. (more…)

Wingate by Wyndham – Cincinnati – Blue Ash

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Wingate by WyndhamWe decided to head to Cincinnati straight from Sandusky and not spend any time at any of the cities in between. We did not have a hotel booked for the hotel where the Cincinnati wedding was located until Friday so we needed a place for Wednesday and Thursday. I did not find anything great doing my regular online searches so I took a hotwire.com. Found a place with a great reviews. As always, the main criteria to keep the kids happy is a pool. My ideal criteria is a heated pool preferably indoors. This one had an indoor heated pool and a free breakfast with great reviews at a reasonable price. (more…)

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