Thursday, April 21, 2011

Kalahari Water Park and Resort - Review: Part I

An Oasis in the middle of Ohio


Our family recently spent three days and two nights (Wed-Fri) at the Kalahari Water Park and Resort in Sandusky, OH.  This is the third water park in two years that Mommy Stuff and I have taken our two boys (the others being Zehnders in Frankenmuth, MI and Great Wolf Lodge in Sandusky, OH, too.)

I won't compare the other resorts to Kalahari here, for a couple of important reasons – 1) we spent more time in Kalahari, and 2) the more we've been to water parks, the more we have learned.

Let's run through the process and features, and along the way I'll provide our opinion.

Online Booking
The website is ok to use – not super simple, not overly complex.  Being the bargain hunter I am, I naturally sought out the deals section.  This part can be confusing – for the same dates there are multiple packages available, and it's not always easy to see "value" in the choices. 

Locating the right resort and booking the dates was pretty straight forward.  You get a quick confirmation of the booking automatically once you complete the process. 


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Who? Owls, that’s who!

I've been biding my time, as our family awaits our new home completion.  In this down time (10 months of it!), I have been an avid reader of some DIY blogs.  I've book marked more than my fair share of sites, and while my dreams and mental capacity are infinite, my actual time and space are the polar opposite.

It was during the most recent stretch of crappy weather, that I came across some cool (and inexpensive) inspiration from a fellow blogger Peas and Crayons.  Why owls?  Well, in our new house we are going to have these on our mantle –