Gray Weather Survival Guide
5. Engage in Water Play
If another trip to the indoor community pool just won’t cut it, take it up a million notches at the ginormous water park/megahotel Great Wolf Lodge, in Grand Mound, just north of Centralia. Spend a day or two here (you have to bunk here to use the park) and you won’t have to breathe cold air for days. This spanking clean place has it all: restaurants with cute campground tent booths, a lodge-like lounge with vaulted ceiling, a spa (one for kids, too, natch) and, of course, the indoor water park. With giant water slides, a wicked wave pool, a shallow area for the little ones, indoor and outdoor hot tubs—plus an air temp always set at a balmy 84 degrees—you’ll feel the urge to slather on some sunscreen.