I’m celebrating my 44th birthday with Kevin and Steevenson at Great Wolf Lodge today. What a trip! Who knew, when I created this blog ten years ago, that I’d be splashin’ around with the most incredible husband and the absolute greatest kid on Earth a decade later. So wild!!
If you’ve never heard of Great Wolf Lodge, it looks like this:
I’m kidding. That’s Flamingo Beach in Aruba. 😉
This is Great Wolf Lodge:
Not *quite* the same thing, but GWL is only an hour away from our house so there ya go. 🙂
I’ll be sure to give you a full report about our experience when we get back home, but in the meantime, you can follow along over on Instagram Stories (@LetteredCottage) if you’d like to see what we’re up to this week. Kevin asked what I wanted for my birthday and I told him that what I’d love, more than anything, is to track down a piece of cake! I saw a meme recently that said, “How do I like my eggs? In a cake.”. I couldn’t agree more! 🙂
And speaking of trips, have y’all ever heard of Pack Up + Go? My friend Aubrie told me about them a few months back.
They call themselves “a surprise travel agency” and this is how their service works:
First, you answer a few quick question:
Your budget per person (travel + accommodation)
Travel dates (3 days only)
Some travel preferences
They book your travel + accommodation, given your specified budget.
A week before your departure, you receive an email. The email contains:
The weather forecast for your mystery destination
Recommended items to pack (i.e.- a bathing suit, hiking boots)
Any luggage size restrictions
Where to go and when (for example, Grand Central Station, Friday at 10:30am)
A few days before your trip, you receive an envelope in the mail, which you do NOT open just yet. The envelope contains directions to your accommodation, and your city guide. It also contains a curated list of recommendations for everything from cafes to nightlife to rainy day activities.
You go to the designated location at the given time, open your envelope, and discover where you’re going on your trip!
I gotta say, I *love* the idea! My friend Aubrie and I are talking about giving it a whirl this year. Her husband, on the other hand, thinks it sounds stressful and doesn’t like the idea of not knowing where he’s going. Something about worrying he wouldn’t like the destination they choose. I think adventure is an attitude though. No matter where you’re traveling to.
What do you think? Does that kind of thing sound intriguing?
I look forward to logging on and reading your comments tonight…after swimming and cake, of course. 😉