As a parent, I was most impressed with the lifeguard staff. There are multiple lifeguards at every pool and they do not take their eyes off the water.
The best part of our stay, in my opinion, was the Starbucks in the lobby! I can't sleep later than 6:30am, so each morning I would go down and get coffee for myself while everyone else was asleep. Sipping a dark roast on our 4th floor deck with the sun coming up and a book in my hands was pure bliss. Usually after an hour, Owen would come find me and snuggle for a bit until asking for a nutritious breakfast of pop tarts and yogurt.
By now, you are probably pulling your hair out wondering if we came in over or under budget!
Here is our original budget with our actual $ spent next to it.
Hotel: Budget $541.83
Gas: Budget $200.00
Food: Budget $400
Emma Fun: Budget $40
Owen Fun: Budget.$40
Family Fun: Budget $220
TOTAL TRIP BUDGET: $1,441.83
ACTUAL TRIP COST: $1,092.44
Not bad, considering we were gone from home for 8 days/7 nights. Luckily, we got to stay with my very generous sister and brother-in-law for 4 nights, which only cost us a few hugs and lots of laughs.