The winner of last week’s “Favorite Cragun’s Memory” poll was “The Summer of Firsts” from Becky.
“Our Favorite Cragun’s Vacation Memory is our FIRST! We were given the opportunity to stay at Cragun’s Resort and Hotel on Gull Lake for the first time this past summer. We had many other firsts that week, which made for an incredibly memorable vacation. My husband attended his first professional training course using the meeting facilities at Cragun’s. The classes were located centrally, so we were easily able to meet up during break and meal times. We were both very satisfied with the free Wi-fi throughout the campus so he could do coursework, and I could keep uploading the days’ photos to Shutterfly. For the first time since our two beautiful children were born, I didn’t have to cook or clean for an entire week. The housekeeping staff were very polite, and our rooms were always very clean and tidy. The Bear Trap Lounge offered pizza and appetizers, the gift shop had ice cream, and there was a microwave and small fridge in our Lakeview Fireplace room which allowed us to bring our favorite foods and keep our leftovers cool for later. We even made a trip to the Legacy Bar and Grille and dined like kings for an evening. It was our eight-year old’s first attempt on a paddle board, and thanks to the kind gentlemen behind the desk and their quick how-to lesson, it was a very successful first attempt. Needless to say, she cannot wait to come back and do it again. To top it all off, our four-year old first learned to swim at the indoor pool when it was still freezing outside! We spent an incredible amount of time in the hot tub and at the pool, and the kids never tired of it. Maybe next time we will work on swimming sans snorkel…. lol Thanks to Cragun’s Resort and Hotel on Gull Lake, their friendly staff, and plenty of opportunities to try new things, our first week will definitely not be our last.”