|From January 2009|
Happy New Year!
Had a 4 day weekend with the New Year holiday… So, what do we do? Check the forecast and head 4 hours north!
We stayed a night at the Wisconsin Dells. Our hope was to ski… But after getting blasted by holiday rates… And figuring out that Aiden would cost 50 bucks even if he hated it in 15 minutes… I made a command decision… Tubing!
Christmas Mountain has a tube-lift that takes you to the top… Just like skiing! Then you get to blast down 1 of 3 channels that they have carved. It was fun… But I have two pretty good bruises on my face from running into my kids at the bottom! (Got a bloody nose from Summer in the pool… Man… Its getting to be hard labor horsing around with these guys!)
On the way home we bought ski pants. We were the only losers with jeans on. We must have looked like Illinois hicks… Oh wait… I think we are!
On a low note… The Best Western Suites in Wisconsin Dells was not a very good value at 68.00 a night. (Pretty cheap right?) The TV was broke… No breakfast is served… No newspapers in the lobby… The fire alarm went off in our room every time someone took a shower! Sooooo…. Avoid that place!
Also of note: My new GPS was a god send when we were looking for gas stations and resturants in Wisconsin… It took us straight to our hotel just by searching for hotels in the Dells. But, on the way home when I hit construction at the 90 – 39 interchange near Rockford… It utterly failed. It told me to exit about a 1/4 mile past my exit. At that point I had to drive 10 more miles on 90 until I found an exit to turn around at. Which, in a smug digital way, the GPS did a nice job of telling me how to get back on track! It was all good for Angela to laugh at and point out that she is a better map reader.