A. messed up T.'s wristband. Oh, wristband! The hotel doors have RFID locks. You can get a card or a wristband (it's the kind you get at concerts and swimming facilities and stuff like that -- cheap). The wristband can be authorized for hotel charging or not. The wristband is waterproof, so, like Disney's Magic Bands, you can basically go play without your wallet or keycard. Nice!
There are a bunch of games and stuff in the lobby that we didn't do (arcade, they sell a wand like at Universal Studios and have some games you can play with it, etc.). I met the sitter in the lobby when she dropped off T., then T. and R. went to the water park. It was fun, altho basically all these things have basically exactly the same slides so if you've done one, you know how it works. It closed at 9 and we all went home. The kids were cranky because it was late. They usually go to bed by 9 and they weren't down until 10.
This morning, T. was, when do we go to the water park!?! A. was like, I wanna watch TV. A little while later, she starts making this weird burping noise and next thing you know, she's vomiting. Ugh. She didn't eat anything or go to the water park and there's no way you get sick from bowling, so I'm pretty sure this is just drainage from the head cold. But obviously, we stayed home today. T. and R. went to the water park where I assume they are having a good time.
Many things remain for us to explore at Great Wolf Lodge (the ropes course, for one, and I still haven't even been in the water area), and it is, as noted, a half hour drive from our house, so I feel confident that rainy winter days will find us there on occasion going forward. They did a great job renovating an older hotel, and the theming is about as good as anything you see outside Disney. They do character breakfasts, story telling, magicians and all sorts of related things.