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BUT IT WAS A GOOD GAME OVER ALL. IT WAS. SO AS YOU KNOW, AS THE WEATHER TURNS COOLER, WHERE HAVING SOME WET WEATHER TODAY, WE OFTEN LOOK FOR GOOD GETAWAYS TO GO WITH OUR FAMILIES. IT COULD INVOLVE TRAVELING OUT OF STATE, OR OUT OF THE AREA TO A FUN DESTINATION LIKE A WATER PARK. THERE IS AN INDOOR WATERPARK IN THE GRAND RAPIDS METRO AREA. TODAY WE ARE TO GETTING TO THE HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SOUTH. ♪ IT IS ALWAYS GREAT TO TAKE THE KIDS ON A GETAWAY. WE ARE HERE VERY CLOSE TO HOME AT THE HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SOUTH IN THE GRAND RAPIDS AREA. WE ARE WITH VANESSA, THE GENERAL MANAGER. YOU HAVE AN INDOOR WATERPARK. YEAH, A LOT OF GOOD STUFF FOR THE KIDS. WE HAVE AN ACTIVITY POOL AND OUR NEWLY REDONE SPLASH PAD. IT IS A GOOD WAY TO ENTERTAIN THE KIDS. GET THE ENERGY OUT, ESPECIALLY IN THE WINTER WHEN YOU ARE COOPED UP. GOOD FOR THE FAMILY. IT IS CLIMATE CONTROLLED. SOME OF THE REACTION WHEN PEOPLE COME TO SEE DAY — TO STAY AND THEY SEE WHAT YOU HAVE TO OFFER. MOST OF THEM COMPLETELY SURPRISED. THE LITTLE KIDS GET EXCITED. WATCHING THEM COME FROM THE LOBBY DOWN THE HALLWAY IS REALLY FUN TO WATCH THE REACTION. THEY ARE REALLY EXCITED. IT IS A GOOD TIME. YOU ARE A REGULAR HOTEL WITH OPPORTUNITIES FOR OVERNIGHT STAYS. YOU ALSO HAVE CUSTOM PACKAGES, EVEN THOUGH FAMILIES WANT A CHANCE TO GET AWAY AND TO CELEBRATE, THINGS LIKE BIRTHDAY PARTIES FOR EXAMPLE. ABSOLUTELY. THE BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGE IS A GREAT WAY TO COME AND NOT NECESSARILY HAVE TO STAY THE NIGHT. IT INCLUDES FOOD, ADMISSION TO THE SWIMMING POOL, AND WE HAVE A PACKAGE INCLUDING OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS AS WELL, SO IF PEOPLE ARE INTERESTED — IF THEY ARE INTERESTED IN THE OVERNIGHT STAY WITH THE BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGE, DO THEY HAVE TO BOOK AWAY IN ADVANCE? NOT REALLY. WE NEED A COUPLE DAYS NOTICE TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE THE SPACE AND MAKE SURE THAT WE GET THE HOT FOOD AND CUPCAKES, BUT REALLY ONLY A COUPLE DAYS AND WE CAN GET THEM IN. TERRI: SO THOSE WATCHING THIS AT HOME, THINKING THIS WOULD BE TERRIFIC, ESPECIALLY FOR THE YOUNGER AGES WHERE THEY DO NOT NEED MORE THAN JUST THE EXPERIENCE, THIS IS A GOOD GETAWAY. YES. THAT IS WHERE THE DAY PASSES COME INTO PLAY. YOU DO NOT NEED AN OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION TO COME AND SWIM. WE SELL THE DAY PASSES AND YOU CAN COME USE THIS WITH MAPLE AS LONG AS YOU WANT — THE POOL FOR AS LONG AS HE WANTS AND IT WILL GET FEEDBACK — GET FIVE PEOPLE IN THE DOOR. AND THEY DO NOT EXPIRE FOR A YEAR. YOU CAN COME BACK AND ENJOY EVERYTHING AND REALLY HAVE THE KIDS HAVE A GREAT TIME. TERRI: TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE ROOMS. I KNOW YOU HAVE SPECIAL ROOMS THAT ALLOW PEOPLE TO HAVE MANY KIDS. I MEAN, IF I HAVE A SLUMBER PARTY AT MY HOUSE, WE CAN COME HERE AND ENJOY THE ROOM. ABSOLUTELY. ONE OF OUR MORE UNIQUE ROOMS IS A TWO-STORY SUITE. ON THE BOTTOM, YOU HAVE A KING BED, A FULL-SIZED BATH, AND YOU HAVE A SPIRAL STAIRCASE UPSTAIRS AND IT IS THE KID ZONE UP TH ERE. WE HAVE TWO BEDS FOR THE KIDS. WE HAVE A CHOP W — CHALK WALL, THEIR OWN BATHROOM. IT IS LIKE THEIR OWN HANGOUT. TERRI: WHAT WAS THE THOUGHT CREATING THIS KIND OF OPPORTUNITY SO CLOSE TO A MATURE AREA? YOU KNOW, I THINK THE ORIGINAL OWNER REALLY LOVED KIDS AND HE WANTED THEM TO BE WOULD COME AND HAVE A GOOD TIME. YOU DO NOT HAVE A BUNCH OF THINGS YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT, YOU CAN KEEP TRACK OF THE KIDS AND MOM AND DAD CAN HANG OUT IN THE HOT TUB AND RELAX. IT CAN BE A GOOD TIME WITHOUT BEING IN A STRESSFUL ENVIRONMENT. YOU CAN SEE EVERYTHING FROM PRETTY MUCH WHEREVER THEY ARE AT AND THAT IS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS ABOUT IT. TERRI: ONE OF THE THINGS THAT IS THE MOST FUN, THE MUSHROOM WHERE THE WATER COMES DOWN. ON THE HEAD. THEY LIKE THAT. THEY LIKE TO GO INTO THOSE AREAS. TERRI: DESCRIBE WHERE YOU ARE LOCATED. THE EASIEST WAY IS 131 AT THE INTERCHANGE, WE ARE OFF OF 58TH STREET. WE ARE RIGHT OFF OF THE HIGHWAY ABOUT ONE MINUTE. EASY TO FIND. TERRI: AND A FULL CONFERENCE CENTER AND YOU MIGHT EXPECT WITH A FACILITY LIKE THIS THAT YOU SERVE BREAKFAST. YES. TERRI: THE DIE FOR. YES, WE OFFER THE HOT CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST SEVEN DAYS A WEEK. AND WE HAVE EVERYTHING ON THERE. ON THE WEEKENDS AS WELL, FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS, WE HAVE A FAMILY pMOVING UNITE — MOVIE NIGHT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE. LOTS OF FUN STUFF TO DO. TERRI: GOOD FAMILY DESTINATION. ABSOLUTELY. TERRI: IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A GETAWAY, NO MATTER WHAT SEASON OF THE YEAR, THE HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS IN GRAND RAPIDS IS A GREAT PLACE TO HAVE FUN AT A LOCAL WATERPARK. [LAUGHTER] ISN’T THAT GREAT? MY KIDS WOULD LOVE THE WATERPARK. GOOD THING TO THINK OF THIS TIME OF YEAR WHEN THE BACKYARD POOL IS NOT AVAILABLE6 C13 BROOKLYN WOULD HAVE A BLAST THERE. GOOD FOR BIRTHDAY PARTIES AND SPECIAL EVENTS. AND THERE IS A SPECIAL PACKAGE, EITHER FOR A FEW HOURS OR OVERNIGHT. THEY ALSO HAVE THE OPTION FOR A DAY PASS TO USE THE WATERPARK. THIS THE PUNCHCARD. YOU CAN BUY IT FOR $50 AND YOU HAVE FIVE PUNCHES AVAILABLE, SO TAKE YOURSELF AND FOR OTHER PEOPLE, OR YOU CAN USE IT ON MULTIPLE TRIPS. SUCH A GOOD IDEA. TERRI: GET THIS, READY LADIES? FOR THE FIRST 50 PEOPLE TO LIKE THEM ON FACEBOOK, YOU GET A FREE DAY CARD PUNCH PASS. OK? YOU WANT TO GO ON THERE RIGHT NOW CAN’T BECAUSE YOU KNOW IT WILL BE FILLING — NOW, BECAUSE YOU KNOW IT WILL BE FILLING UP QUICKLY. IT IS EASY TO FIND AT U.S. 131 AND 58TH STREET. YOU CAN SEE IT FROM THE HIGHWAY. TERRI: I HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN TO EVENTS THERE AND WE HAD ARE THEY PARTIES, SOME OF THE FRIENDS OF MY KIDS IN THE GREAT ROOM. THAT REALLY CAUGHT MY EYE. BRICKLIN’S BIRTHDAY — BROOKLYN’S BIRTHDAY IS COMING UP. YOU WOULD BE MOM OF THE YEAR. EXACTLY. MUCH MORE COMING UP. DO NOT GO AWAY. WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK. ♪

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