Husband and I took a chance during Spring Break to go up to Wisconsin Dells for a few days. We found a deal at Bass Pro Shops. We paid $99 for a 3 day 2 night trip (one of 5 places; Dells being one of them), covering hotel and water park pass. In return we got $75 gift cards from Bass Pro Shops and $25 from Mt. Olympus Water Park ($100 back for spending $99). All we had to do was sit through a Time Share presentation. Three hours of our time to have a free 3 day vacation, I’ll take it!
Since it was spring, not all the parts of the park were open. We went through the indoor theme park, the water park a few times. By day 2 the outdoor roller coaster had opened up so we did that a few times. Since the whole Dells is a lot smaller than we expected we ended up going to the outlet mall to spend all the money we were saving on the trip. We found quite a few great deals on things. We ran into about 6 families from our ward which was fun.
One of the things we wanted to do, but didn’t, was go hiking at the National Park. However, we left for home earlier than we planned, so we took a different route so we could stop by the Jelly Belly Factory and take a free tour. Actually I was kind of disappointed there too, because it’s not an actual factory, it’s more a store and storage facility. You do get to ride a train around the factory and watch videos about how the Jelly Belly’s are made. And you get a free small bag of Jelly Belly.