Monday, April 23, 2012

Great Wolf Lodge - Paleo Style

This past week was the kids' spring break, and if that's not exciting enough, Hubby is starting a new job next week! To celebrate all of that and have an early summer vacation we decided to spend a night at Great Wolf Lodge. If you've never heard of this place, it's an indoor water park and cabin-style hotel resort for families. They've even got this really cool adventure game you play with a magic wand that has you running all over the hotel in search of clues to complete your quest. Needless to say, we had a great time!

So, how does one go on a 2 day excursion to Great Wolf Lodge while still eating "real food" and following a paleo exercise regime? Here's how!

1. Play the adventure game: This game had us doing more stair climbing than I've done since I climbed the 1,100+ steps of the Columbia Tower!

2. Play in the water park: More stair climbing! You know those really tall water slides? Well, you've got to get to the top of them somehow. The Wave tank had us jumping waves and fighting currents to stay standing. And playing on all of these fun rides and activities had us all laughing and having a great time.

3. Bring your own food and/or order the right food: Each room has a refrigerator and microwave, so it's easy to bring your own "real food" to eat while you're away. We brought some boiled eggs, trail mix and fresh fruit. And if you choose to buy food there, all of the restaurants had great options for us Paleo folk. For breakfast, we had the breakfast bar that contained a large omelet station as well as a selection of breakfast meats, veggies and fruits. Of course they had a huge carb station as well, but that was easy to avoid. For Lunch I had a lettuce wrapped burger with sweet potato fries! I'm pretty sure that the beef wasn't grass-fed and the fries were probably fried in vegetable oil, but it was way better than eating a bagel!

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