Friday, August 8, 2014

Finally Vacation: Massanutten Resort

Halfway through July the boys and I went with Fred to Massanutten Resort. Now, before you start freaking out that we went with Fred, the condo we stayed in was a double condo. As you walk into the main door, you’re given two other doors that lead to one bedroom apartments. I had one and Buddy slept on my hide-a-bed, and Fred had one where Doodle slept on his hide-a-bed and we just kept all of the doors open.

Whew with that out of the way, we had a really nice time. I had to work, but took my birthday off (for the most part) and half days two other days. I’m not used to having paid vacations.

Fred has had a time share for a lot of years now and this year, while his kids were gone to Germany with their mom, the four of us headed over to enjoy it. Next time, I’m taking a full week off to enjoy everything that’s available.
Hiking
One of the first things we did was actually outside of the resort. We took a really beautiful hike at a park. Fred had done it before so he knew what to expect. While it was beautiful, there were some precarious spots to climb. The top of the climb had a gorgeous view, but oh my goodness, I couldn’t climb to the tippy top. It was SO scary for me! I was a bit panicked with the boys being up there, but Fred kept an eagle on them for me.
Fishing-Massanutten
Fred took the boys fishing where they saw a snake swimming in the pond as well as some deer! They didn’t have any luck catching fish, but the boys hadn’t fished since last year.
Mega-Zip-Line
Thanks to the resort, we were given 2 passes to the Water Park and Mega Zip Line. We had to pay for everything else, don’t get me wrong. lol Fred and Doodle did the Zip Line. Man, it looked so scary to me. hahahaha They loved it though. Doodle even did a kids ropes course later on in the week.
Waterpark-Day
We had a good time at the Waterpark. It was a fun place to spend my birthday! The slides were a lot of fun! Doodle loved the lazy river and when we couldn’t find him at one point, it was because when we looked for him, he was sitting in this area that makes you go in circles. There was one point that we all had to get out of the water because someone left a little “gift” in the water. It was closed for about 45 minutes.
Massanutten-Activities
Throughout the week, there were different activities that Fred took the boys to while I worked. They went and played Candy Bingo and went to one of the Rec Centers where Doodle swam in one of the pools. One of the nights they had an Xbox Madden competition that Doodle played in. One night, I was super tired, we played the Trivia Night. We did a good job, but not good enough to stay for the entire game. lol

It was also nice to sit at the condo and watch the storms roll in and roll out within minutes. It reminded me of living in Colorado as a young girl. The view was absolutely stunning.
Massanutten-Storm
It was fun to have an entire week to spend with Fred and the boys. Obviously it’s not something we’ve done before and this kind of vacation isn’t something that’s usually available to a couple who isn’t living together. It also gave us the inspiration to start thinking of other vacations we could take with the same set-up. We definitely want to do Disney, so maybe this winter we’ll head down.

Have you done any vacations this summer? What was your favorite part of it?

21 comments:

Lisa said...

This looks amazing.

Andrea Kruse said...

What a fun vacation! I just love zip lines... and my kids adore water parks so it would be a great fit for my family.

Melanie Walsh said...

We've been keeping the kids so busy this summer with trips, play dates, etc. School's going to feel like a vacation since they'll get to slow down a little.

SensiblySara said...

That looks like an absolute BLAST! My kids and I took a trip to Dallas. And then my husband joined us on a trip to Houston. Nothing too big.

Lynsey Jones, The Party Plan Coach said...

Gosh that is so pretty. It looks so peaceful. Good place to recharge!

Kimberly Grabinski said...

Sounds like a fun place to vacation! We have only done small day trips this summer, it went by too fast!

Lolo @ Crazy About My Baybah said...

That looks like such a relaxing place! We went to Disneyland. The best part was being with family!

Nolie said...

Looks like you guys had an amazing time.

Tonya @ The Traveling Praters said...

Is this in Virginia? I think I'll be heading there or in the general area in a couple weeks to meet up with friends. Looks like you had a great time. I'll be sure to stay clear of the lake. No way do I want to run in to snakes in the water.

Liz Mays said...

I went to see both of the kids this summer, and my daughter and I are going to that Mom It Forward Universal Studios event later this month. :)

HilLesha said...

Looks so relaxing! My favorite part of the summer should be going on a cruise to the Bahamas, but it was actually my recent visit to New Orleans that was my favorite. I wouldn't mind going back again!

Valerie Remy-Milora said...

What a beautiful place! Sounds like you had a splendid time. That zip line course looks like fun. I've enjoyed being home with one of my girls while the other 2 are in France... juts doing whatever we feel spur of the moment kind of thing :-)

Angela said...

This looks so peaceful. I would love to float in that lazy river.

Mellisa said...

What a great place. I'd love to visit someday and float that lazy river.

Crystal Green said...

Looks like a beautiful vacation destination. I love all the pictures. I didn't get to do any of the things I had planned on doing this summer with my kids.

A Time Out for Mommy said...

Looks like an awesome family adventure!

Nancy Partin said...

Looks like a great time. We did get a nice vacation in California. Went to the beach and Knotts Berry Farm. I wish we would have been able to go for longer.

Dee @ Cocktails with Mom said...

We took a short vacation this summer close to home but it was one of the best times. Look like you guys had fun also.

Beth M said...

We live pretty close to Massanutten, but haven't taken the chance to check it out. We need to do that as the kids get a little older here. Hope you had a great trip!

Trista said...

Looks like you had a great trip and got some wonderful photos

Danielle @ We Have It All said...

Wow, what a fun place! It really looks so beautiful too. Love your little explanation in the beginning, you're too cute!

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