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The Homestead Household Journey – Kath Eats Actual Meals

We spent final weekend at The Homestead on a household journey celebrating the tip of the college 12 months. The boys had SO a lot enjoyable! Right here’s the recap. 

The Homestead: Our Household Getaway!

A part of our targets for this 12 months are to journey extra with the boys. They LOVE to journey already and are all the time asking when our subsequent journey is arising. As I discussed in this publish, our technique is to make use of bank card factors to ebook these journeys so our out-of-pocket prices are solely meals. 

So we booked a visit to The Homestead (which is owned by Omni) to rejoice the tip of faculty. It’s positioned just below 2 hours from Charlottesville in Sizzling Springs, VA. Thomas and I really went collectively again in 2016 so this was our second go to and the primary with children. 

Take a look at the video from the journey right here!

Our Cozy Room

This was the primary time since we went to Nice Wolf Lodge when Birch was an toddler that all of us 4 shared a lodge room! Birch is previous the napping / received’t-sleep-if-he-can-see-you stage. And whereas our room was tremendous crowded with toys and beds, it was additionally very cozy and enjoyable. 

Ninja Mazen

The primary evening Mazen and I shared one mattress – which was a double – and I felt like I used to be in a ninja struggle the whole evening. I obtained elbowed within the head a number of instances! We each slept horribly. The second evening we obtained a rollaway cot for him and that went MUCH higher. Birch slept in his Lotus mattress.

Afternoon Tea

After we checked in, we had tea and cookies within the Nice Corridor, complimentary on the home. 

Whereas I sipped tea, Thomas obtained the boys lollys on the sweet retailer (Birch ate his over the course of the whole weekend one lick at a time!)

Allegany Springs Swimming pools

After which we hit the pool! The forecast wasn’t nice for Saturday, and so we didn’t know if this could be our solely pool day. (Spoiler alert: it wasn’t!) 

The Allegany Springs pool complicated is nice with a sandbox, a child pool, a center pool (that’s supposedly heated however wasn’t heat), a pleasant sizzling tub, a HUGE lush lazy river, and three water slides (2 massive, 1 toddler sized). The employees on the pool was tremendous good, and the meals and drinks menu was nice too. A lot of choices! They even introduced round free popsicles to everybody every afternoon. 

The Center Pool

The Lazy River

I LOVE lazy rivers!!! One thing about being transferring retains my mind glad, and I in all probability went across the loop 25 instances in a row. (There have been really quantity of individuals – I simply took this pic within the morning!)

Dinner at Woody’s

After showers, we ate outdoors on the extra informal restaurant referred to as Woody’s. We had two pizzas and a salad.

Deep Dish Cookie

For dessert – this deep dish cookie with ice cream on high was AMAZING!! 

Our dinner was subsequent to the croquet garden, which additionally had a fireplace pit and corn gap. Mazen made mates straight away and each boys did a number of taking part in and operating whereas we completed up dinner. 

The Arcade

After all we needed to go to the arcade which was spacious. Birch raced automobiles and Mazen performed ice hockey and bowling.

Film Theater

There’s additionally a full-size movie show with two showings every evening: early for youths and later for teenagers. Whereas I put Birch to mattress, Thomas and Mazen went to look at Jumanji. 

Saturday Morning

On Saturday morning we obtained a lightweight breakfast on the market after which hit up the indoor pool. It was fairly chilly outdoors.

Lunch at Jefferson’s

We had a lunch at Jefferson’s (on the informal aspect) with soup and a wedge salad. Birch ate a number of scrumptious rolls with honey butter!

Mini Golf

After lunch, we took slightly relaxation after which headed out for mini golf. We have been disenchanted that it was $15 an grownup and $10 a child, particularly once we have been already paying a $40/day resort cost. I don’t assume it price something final time we have been there. However we already had the boys’ hopes up (as I’m certain all of the dad and mom do) so we performed and had fun.

Pool Time

We had anticipated it to rain all day so we have been so glad when the solar got here out! Again to the pool! (Loving this new hat I simply obtained for the pool / seashore.)

Formal Night time

Each mother’s gotta make her children placed on collared shirts for formal evening, amiright?!

Dinner at Jefferson’s 

We went again to Jefferson’s for dinner, this time on the gorgeous outside patio. 

Mazen devoured this lobster mac and cheese!

I beloved my herby rooster with kale, goat cheese, and chimichurri potatoes. 

And we ended the meal with chocolate hazelnut mousse! 

Guess who I bumped into!

Mazen was excused to go play corn gap and was noticed by none aside from Fannetastic Anne!! Anne and I textual content nearly every day and didn’t know one another was at The Homestead! I used to be already in my pajamas placing Birch down when Anne texted me to say she was with Thomas and Mazen. So Thomas and I switched locations and Anne and I obtained to catch up for a bit. 

Sunday Morning

We had a late check-out on Sunday, however we caught round to play within the pool longer because it was considerably hotter! 

The boys went to the driving vary whereas Birch and I packed up the room and went for slightly promenade across the property. (We additionally fell in mud – yay.) 

The spotlight of the pool morning was first a frog within the lazy river after which a SNAKE!!!!!!! Fortunately I used to be out of the water on the time, however we heard some ladies screaming and thought somebody was damage. Seems this man went for a swim. The lifeguards used a web to get him out, but it surely took quarter-hour!

Pool Meals

We had pool meals for lunch. Mazen beloved these nachos, and I had a tempeh and watermelon wrap (within the again). 

We swam and floated with Anne and her fam for a bit earlier than heading residence to Cville. 

These boys are already asking once we can return to The Homestead! I might undoubtedly suggest the summer time months as a result of the pool was the spotlight of our keep. There may be tons to see and do on the property (in and out), and there’s much more climbing across the city. And when you’re going to The Homestead with out children – undoubtedly take a look at the grownup pool + spa!! 

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