We gasped, Key Lime Cove. This place was like a treasure trove. There’s a waterfall in the grove.
This is a place for relaxation. There’s fuel pumps from a gas station. Is that flower a carnation?
The yellow plane is up high. When can we come back by? Let’s escape for Fourth of July!
Sit under palm trees at a carved table. Create a critter if you’re able. Listen and hear a fable.
The parents can be swayed. Let’s go to the arcade. Race like you’re unafraid.
Don’t cheat or be a traitor. Pet the snake and the baby gator. Will he grow as big as a freighter?
Let’s go make a craft. Parents can drink a draught. Then let’s get a raft.
Zoom down the water slide. That’s such a wild ride. The one is like a toilet bowl inside.
It’s like you’re being flushed down. Except the tube’s not brown. Giggle and act a clown.
Float along the lazy river. Goosebumps make you shiver. Yet, the waves deliver.
The river dumps into a pool. It has waves that are pretty cool. Get knocked off like a fool.
Splash into the water. Pretend to be a sea otter. This is not saltwater.
They clean with ozone. It’s like an O3 clone. No red eyes to make you groan.
Enough technical stuff. This place is off the cuff. It’s hard to act tough when nearly in the buff.
Who cares if you’re not slim? Conquer the jungle gym. Hop, dump, splash, slide and swim.
“The big slide,” you whine. The body slide has the shortest line. Swoosh down the incline.
Want to feel like a floozy? Sip a daiquiri and get boozy. Rest your bones in the Jacuzzi.
Share a raft with a friend. Will you both be sitting on top at the end? Take the stairs to ascend.
Hold tight and close your eyes. Betting on who cries? Under the water, bubbles arise.
Hurry up and go again. It’s like a split second of zen. Laugh like you’re a comedienne.
Shoot some basketball hoops. Play against other groups. Slam dunk, whoops.
Don’t leave too soon. Soak till you shrivel like a prune. Mascara smeared like a raccoon.
There’s plenty of places to eat. There’s a case of chocolate, sweet! Diet, take a backseat.
You can always hit the workout room. There’s swimming to resume. Claw a toy to exhume.
This is a tropical paradise. Being next to Six Flags is nice. Have a drink with ice.
Let the shuttle drive you. Sit back and enjoy the view. Save on parking, too.
They deliver lunch, eh? Have a Six Flags day with cost defray. In the morning, eat the buffet.
There’s still time to play. Swim until the end of the day. Who would say neigh?
Key Lime Cove is the place to go. Bring a friend or your beau. Tour behind the scenes and below.
The back room has nothing to hide. Go on an informative stride. They strive for pride, bona fide.
Keep this in mind for next vacation. It’s an outlandish destination. The tropical fascination.
I’m a former resident of Key West. Frankly, I’m impressed. They captured the island’s zest.
For more on Key Lime Cove hotel and water park resort in Gurnee, IL, visit www.keylimecove.com. The author of more than 100 books, Marisa Williams earned her Master’s in Writing from the Johns Hopkins University. For more on Marisa, visit www.lulu.com/spotlight/thorisaz.