We slipped away for a few days.
KeyLime Cove invited us to come for a visit to promote National Water Safety Month and their Behind The Scenes waterpark tour. I couldn't think of a better way to slow us down and regroup as a family after the busy past few months. Two free nights in the Toucan suite? How could I say no?
As soon as we walked into the waterpark area Gray announced, "I do not want to get WET." So I knew we were bound to have an awesome time. He eventually came around and then he scraped his knee so life was over until I let him pick out something from the gift shop and then it was the best day ever until he got water on his cheek so I had to buy him some Dippin Dots and everything was okay again.
We really needed this time together and it was so nice being under that biodome for a few days (as long as we kept Gray happy.) Wouldn't you know it, I forgot to pack underwear and pj tops for him again. Poor kid. I left my nice camera at home and brought my laptop, but never opened it even once. It was good.
I could float on the lazy river all day long, and this time I left my phone in our room except for when I wanted to take pictures. It was so nice to just sit and watch Ivy go down the same water slide a hundred or more times, over and over. The look on her face thrilled me every single time. It never got old. I physically and emotionally needed this rest.
Saturday morning we went on the Behind The Scenes tour for a sneak peek at the resort's water science. It's actually something that is open to the public every Friday and Saturday morning, if you want to check it out. We happened to be the only family that morning, and it was pretty cool. I think Carter must have asked Bob -our guide and chief engineer - a million questions. He and Noah actually got to flip the switches to turn the water on for the park.
We had known that KLC is only one of two waterparks in the country with impeccable water and air quality thanks to their state-of-the art ozone disinfection system. But this time we got to go down underneath the park and see how it's all made. The most exciting area was probably where they make the waves for the wave pool and the giant filter that catches all the jewelry, money, and credit cards. Noah thought the pump room was what it would be like to be in the Millennium Falcon.