Paid Content by Kalahari Resorts – Spring Break Vacations for Families


♪>>>WELL, HERE IT IS. WE ARE GETTING TO THAT TIME OF YEAR WE JUST GET THE ITCH AND YOU WANT TO GET AWAY. HE WENT TO BASK IN THE WARMTH OF THE SUNSHINE WITH A COOL DRINK IN YOUR HANDS. WHY DON’T WE GET THAT TAKEN CARE OF FOR YOU TODAY. TODAY, WE FIND OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST AND MOM SUMMER SANDERS. SUMMER, THANK YOU FOR JOINING ME TODAY.>>IT SOUNDS FUN, DOESN’T, A VACATION?>>I MEAN, WE CAN PRACTICALLY FEEL SPRING BREAK HERE ALREADY. SO LET ME JUST ASK YOU RIGHT OFF THE BAT, GIVE A SIMPLE GO TO WHEN IT COMES TO PICKING A VACATION?>>WELL, I HAVE A PLACE THAT IS FOUR HOURS AWAY FROM WHERE YOU ARE RIGHT NOW. I ALWAYS THINK, IF TICKETS ARE 10 AND NINE. YOU PACK UP YOUR CAR AND IT BECOMES YOUR MANY APARTMENT. THE VACATION STARTS WITH A ROAD TRIP BECAUSE THAT’S WHEN YOU DISCONNECT FROM THINGS. YOU TELL STORIES AND YOU HOPEFULLY ENGAGE WITH KIDS AND FAMILY. THE IMPERFECT THINGS HAPPEN THAT YOU WILL REMEMBER FOREVER. YOU POP INTO THE KALAHARI RESOURCE AND CONVENTIONS. SAY GOODBYE TO YOUR CAR. FOR THE NEXT HOWEVER MANY DAYS, GET TO ADVENTURE, THRILLSEEKING OR RELAX. YOU GET TO EAT GOOD FOOD. THEY JUST BECAME AMERICA’S LARGEST INDOOR WATERPARK RESORT.>>OH MY.>>SO IF YOU CAN’T HAVE FUN THERE, THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOU.>>SO WHEN YOU ARE IN THE PLANNING STAGES, IS IT A GOOD IDEA TO INCLUDE THE ENTIRE FAMILY?>>I THINK SO. I TAKE A LOT OF VACATIONS WITH MY PARENTS, HER HUSBAND’S PARENTS, SO THAT IS WHEN YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT MY DAUGHTER, HER HUSBAND WAS AN OLYMPIC SKIER LIKES GO 70 DOWN A SHEET OF ICE. THEY LIKE THINGS THAT ARE MORE OF AN ADRENALINE RUSH. SO WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE WIDE SPECTRUM OF FUN, IT BECOMES A CHALLENGE. BUT HERE, AND YOU CAN SEE RIGHT BEHIND ME, THERE REALLY IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE CONTAINED UNDER ONE ROOF WHICH JUST MAKES IT EASY. AND I DON’T LIKE TO BE STRESSED OUT ON VACATION. I LIKE TO RELAX AND HAVE FUN. I LIKE THE MEMORIES TO ROLL IN AND THE ADVENTURE TO BEGIN.>>SO, YOU HAVE SOME INSIGHT FOR US ON HOW TO GET PAST JUST THE TYPICAL EXPECTATIONS?>>WELL, I THINK IS THE BIG THING, AND THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT HOW THIS IS THE LARGEST IN AMERICA. 220,000 SQUARE FEET OF FUN WHICH IS SOMETHING THAT EXCEEDS ANY EXPECTATION. I THINK THAT IS WHAT YOU LOOK FOR TO REALLY MAKE MEMORIES LAST. I WAS CHECKING IN YESTERDAY, THERE IS A LITTLE GIRL NEXT TO ME JUMPING UP AND DOWN SCREAMING THIS IS THE BEST BIRTHDAY SURPRISE EVER! [LAUGHTER] >>AND THAT’S WHAT YOU WANT, RIGHT? THE MEMORIES TO START A CHECK IN.>>SO YOU ARE A FORMER COMPETITIVE SWIMMER. THAT WAY YOU ARE LEANING TOWARDS THE FUN IN THE WATER?>>WELL, I DO HAVE TO SAY I WAS WALKING AROUND YESTERDAY AND I SAW THIS ONE WATERSLIDE CALLED A CHEATER RACE WERE FOUR PEOPLE RACE DOWN ON ONE SLIDE WELL, ONE SLIDE BUT YOU GET YOUR ONLINE, AND I IMMEDIATELY SAID THAT’S WHAT I WANT MY FAMILY AND I TO DO. THAT WILL BE OUR THING, WHO WILL WIN THE WATERSLIDE COMPETITION? SO YES, I AM STILL COMPETITIVE.>>WELL, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING ALL THIS. BUT I HAVE TO ASK YOU, YOU USED TO ONE METAL AFTER METAL AFTER METAL. DO YOU MISS THE COMPETITIONS ANY?>>YOU KNOW, I CONSIDER MYSELF A SOCIAL COMPETITOR. I STILL LOVE COMPETITION. I LOVE RUN RACES I LOVE THE FINISH LINE.>>RIGHT.>>AND I’M EMOTIONAL AND PASSIONATE ABOUT IT, WHEN I’M COMING IN WITH OTHER PEOPLE WITH ME, I WILL YELL AT THEM, GO GET YOUR FINISH AND CELEBRATE. I LOVE THAT PART OF IT, NO MATTER HOW OLD I GET. SO, I FIND IT WHERE I NEED TO, BUT I LOVE TO BE COMPETITIVE.>>BUT NOW, YOUR HOSTING TELEVISION. NEXT FOR YOU?>>WELL, I STILL CLOSED MY SHOW