We also had a short little getaway up to Wisconsin Dells, WI. As Spring Break approached we hadn't made any plans. Tim had had Spring Break in Colorado but I was always working so we wanted to be sure to take advantage of this opportunity but also didn't want to spend too much. One of the beauties of Iowa is that there are many cooler, big cities all within about a 4 hour drive. Some friends in our ward were headed up to "The Dells" and encouraged us to come along...so we did. Thanks Smith family!
The Dells is a popular midwest tourist destination known for its many indoor and outdoor waterparks. They actually proclaim it as the "Waterpark Capital of the World." It is a funny little city, it reminded me of a mini-wannabe Las Vegas. It is a total tourist trap complete with a Ripley's Believe it or Not, magic shows, and other crazy stuff. Our friend Matt found an awesome deal at the Mt. Olympus Resort. With a one night stay we got 2 days admission to the indoor waterpark (the outdoor wasn't open even though the weather almost was nice enough), indoor amusement park and the outdoor go-karts. Kate loved splashing in the water and enjoyed her first teacup ride and waterslide. Tim loved racing the go-carts, and I just being together and getting away. Not to mention adding a new state to my places visited!