Do you live in the Midwest?  Do you have kids or nieces/nephews/grandkids who tend to go stir crazy in the winter? Ok, let’s be honest, we all go stir crazy during our 9 month winter!

If so, a quick little getaway to Okoboji, Iowa may not be far from home.  You can rent a a cabin at Bridges Bay resort through VRBO for a reasonable price and it’s big enough for your whole family to stay in one condo (on average the condos include 3 bedrooms with 6 beds and a full kitchen).  It will also include free passes to the waterpark which is located just across the parking lot.  The kids will be entertained all day long and an oversized hot tub is a welcome surprise for the adults!

Our family tries to save money by bringing groceries with us and making “home cooked” meals in between trips to the waterpark.  It gives everyone a chance to share a dish and relax around the kitchen table without having to ever dress up to go out to eat.