We don't usually take many vacations or travel much. Last year Dan and I went to Florida which was our first big vacation in seven years. So this summer we didn't plan a big vacation but still wanted some fun family time with little cost. This year our summer vacation consisted of going to King's Point Water Park in Storm Lake, Iowa. We made it into just a day trip and didn't stay the night. Thanks to some friends of ours that gave us a gift certificate to King's Point a while back, we ended up only spending three dollars on the trip.
To make it a little more exciting, we made it a surprise for the kids. We woke up as usual on Saturday morning and I was able to pack the swim essentials without the kids noticing. We hopped in the van and told them we were making a trip to Menards...When Kaiden started to realize this trip to "Mendards" was taking longer than usual and we seemed to be driving past a lot more cornfields than a typical trip to Menards, he began to wonder, but still didn't know where we were going. It wasn't until he saw the water slides that he realized we were at Kings Point. You can see in the picture below he's showing a bit of excitement once he realized where we were.
The kids have both been to King's Point before. Kaiden was three and Jada was a baby. It was in the winter so we were only able to enjoy the indoor park at the time. At that time, we told Kaiden we would visit again sometime in the summer so we could check out the outdoor part which included a big pool and kiddie pool area and a lot more big water slides. Unfortunately the outdoor waterslides ended up being closed due to a bad storm the night before that damaged the outdoor slides. Bummer. However, we still enjoyed the outdoor pool and kiddie pool.
We took a break for lunch and chowed down on some food. I'm not sure if it was really all that great. I think we were just super hungry.
We spent some time indoors to check out the big slides, which Kaiden loved and surprisingly Jada absolutely loved too. Every time we went down the slide she would say "let's do that again!"
By afternoon you can see all the fun and excitement of the day was starting to wear on Jada. She needed a little rest with mama.
After leaving the waterpark, we stopped at the lake for a little hang-out/sight-seeing time before heading home.
They thought this little baby wolf was cute... but not as cute as them.