Written by: Jeremy Baumhower
In honor of my fortieth birthday, indeed I said forty– we packed up the ol’ family truckster and headed to the local Wally World… I mean Cedar Point.
My parents wanted to take my family on a mini-vacation. My mom chose the destination and length of time: Cedar Point and three days.
It was the first time, we, the Baumhowers, had ever spent the night in Sandusky, Ohio. West Toledoans typically make the drive back and forth.
Throughout my childhood, the annual Cedar Point trips were only day-long adventures and are some of my favorite moments with my family, memories I still vividly recall.
My younger three children are just now hitting that magical age, where they are tall enough to ride everything, and roller coasters like Millennium Force, and the Top Thrill Dragster are personal challenges of courage.
My kids are incredibly blessed because they have never waited more than 15 minutes to ride any coaster. No, we are not the “Fast Pass” family, who wave their first-class park status in the faces of others. I am the person, who knows what days and times to go to help eliminate the complete lack of patience my kids (on occasion) can display. They have no idea what two-hours in the blistering sun, waiting for a 40-second ride feels like. I’ve likely ruined them for life.
Last week featured the perfect three days to go; it was colder than normal July, sometimes rainy and were mid-week. This is the trifecta formula when wanting to eliminate all wait times at ‘The Roller Coaster Capital of the World’. Our hotel room at the Breakers, allowed us to come and go, in-and-out of the rain. Read more ›