I received a complimentary stay at Castaway Bay in exchange for promoting the property. All opinions expressed are my own.
Last week, as I made a mental note of packing plenty of snacks and swim diapers, I read something that struck a chord. It was from The Huffington Post and was an article highlighting things empty nesters want parents of little kids to know. One of the nuggets of wisdom said: “When they are little you feel they will be that way forever! Therefore, take as many family vacations together as possible. They make lasting memories of real quality time spent together. Once they go to college and have their own responsibilities, it just gets more complicated.”
I love traveling. But with kids? It’s tough and not always affordable. So instead of boarding a plane and spending a ton of money, we headed south 2½ hours to Castaway Bay in Sandusky, Ohio, for a little night away. And that empty nester was right — we made amazing memories.
Our adventure started out in our van packed with plenty of snacks, DVDs and blankies. We had a smooth ride down with clear roads and sun shining.
Once we arrived, we checked in and wasted very little time in our room before heading to the water park.
The beautiful entry at Castaway Bay sets the tropical getaway vibe
Since it had been months since we had gone swimming, it was perfect to just hang out in the toddler pool area so the girls could adjust to the water and I could dip baby boy’s toes in.
In no time though, the girls were ready to check out the wave pool and the Lookout Lagoon Family Funhouse. They absolutely loved playing in the wave pool!