The perfect antidote to a jam packed family schedule is a weekend away to spend valuable time together and return home with a sense of reconnection. A jaunt to Woodloch Pines Resort in the Poconos Mountains with the Moms and Evenflo turned out to be the sort of memorable respite that my family needed.
There is something about being in the heart of nature on a picturesque lake that immediately made us all exhale – even in the rain.
Upon arrival, it took significant coaxing to get the kids to actually leave the room. They were pretty thrilled with their new accommodations complete with two bathrooms and a lake-view balcony.
The true charm in this all inclusive resort is definitely found in its family-focused atmosphere. Along with friends – we took the kids on non-stopped activities including indoor kiddie vehicle rides, bumper cars, a play forest and an indoor-pool with a sprawling splash zone safely designed for little water lovers. Those seeking a different pace can indulge in the nearby spa, workout room, and rejuvenating amenities.
I even had a chance to meet my beloved Miss Piggy, at an 80’s themed dinner complete with an interesting array of characters. I loved that she presented in her full-on 80’s glory – and imagine that modernized costumes would have taken away from the true time-trip back to my early childhood. With set family meal times – it was lovely to connect with fellow blogging friends and their sweet families. And the Woodloch staff quickly accommodated for a larger family table to dine with friends. As usual, the kids went bonkers for characters including a teenage mutant Ninja Turtle and Ariel.
Our biggest little-traveler, Lucia, tested out the new Evenflo Platimum Protection Series Symphony DLX All-in-One Car Seat courtesy of Evenflo. She’s often an ideal tester for these sorts of things because if she doesn’t like something we will all be made aware (swiftly and loudly!). Although I stay on top of car seat safety standards, I immediately called Evenflo to speak to a product specialist. I received exceptional personal customer service and installed the seat with my husband. Although I don’t have a car of my own – it’s important for me to learn how to install my children’s seats properly. At just 35 pounds, my six-year-old fits the frame of a much younger child and I believe that it will be quite some time until she meets the requirements to transition into booster mode. Lucia loved her new chair (complete with cup-holders) and styled herself accordingly for her weekend getaway:
In addition to meetings my daughter’s rigorous comfort factor – I’m most interested in the car seats safety features. Evenflo’s Platinum Protection series is designed with e3Side Impact Protection to significantly reduce the forces in side impact crashes through advanced energy absorption and an expanded zone-of-protection. I’m pleased with the numerous safety features which far exceed federal crash test standards. I like how the versatile design can accommodate baby from birth through harnessed booster mode (5-110 pounds!) In addition, the seat boasts many specialty features including buckle pockets to tuck buckles away from getting hot and innovative temperature regulating fabric. I can’t wait to see how the fabric performs during the hotter months.
Evenflo Platinum Protection Series Car Seats are newly available at Babies R Us and select stores nationwide. To learn more about Woodloch Pines Resorts visit www.woodloch.com and to learn more about the Moms visit www.themoms.com.
Special thanks to The Moms, Woodloch Pines Resort and Evenflo for an incredibly memorable weekend. All accommodations and car seat were provided. Opinions, as always, are strictly my own.