We took a trip down to Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio a couple of weeks ago for one of their Hallo-Weekends. We usually go to Cedar Point twice a year – once in late Spring or early Summer and then again in October. It is always fun to see the fantastic Halloween decorations they put up and they were good again this year, but it wasn’t one of our better trips!
It didn’t even start out on the right foot! We hadn’t gotten 40 ft down the driveway when Steve noticed that the camper didn’t have any tail lights. Luckily, it was just a blown fuse and Steve opened up the dashboard of the truck and swapped one out that we didn’t need and put it in place of the blown one. It’s nice to be married to someone handy like that. 🙂
We didn’t arrive at the campground at Cedar Point until about 1:00 am. We usually get a site over on the newer side of the campground called Lighthouse Point, but we didn’t make reservations early enough this year and got stuck on the old side. Of course, at 1:00 am people are trying to sleep and here we come with our loud diesel truck and bright lights and spend 20 minutes trying to back our camper into a really tight campsite. It wasn’t easy, but Steve did it and he did it without having a fit too! Haha!
Here is the walkway down by the Magnum – you can see the Magnum train crossing over the walkway. This is the ride that we tricked our daughter-in-law Kylie into getting on a couple of years ago – it scared the living daylights out of her! I don’t think we’ve ever laughed so hard as we did when we saw the look on her face when she realized she was on a roller coaster heading for the big hill. Hahahaha!
You see a lot of people are wearing shorts in the rain. That was another weird thing about the weekend. It’s usually not warm enough in October to wear shorts, but it was in the high 70’s that day. Kind of spoiled the Halloween feeling!
We decided after a while of hiding under concession stand overhangs to stay dry, that we would just make our way through the rain and sit in Starbucks and wait for it to stop. Of course, we had to have coffee and donuts while we were waiting! After a while, it was apparent the rain wasn’t going to stop any time soon, so we decided to just go back to the camper for lunch and a nap.
Well, the rain finally stopped and after a nice afternoon nap, we all headed back into the park. Kristie and Stan left to go back in a little while before us, so Steve and I just wandered around taking in all the sights. The kids enjoyed a lot of the haunted houses, but that is not our thing, so we mostly just walked around. This guy was one of my favourites – he was an animated skeleton that lit up and he was fishing. I didn’t catch him pulling the fish out of the water.
This was the next day – while Steve was hitching up the camper I took the dogs for a walk. We ended up over at Lighthouse Point, the newer part of the campground where usually stay. It really is so much nicer over there!
Here is our campsite. We left as late as possible so that we would be one of the last to leave so that it would be easier to get out than it was to get in! It is still a pretty campground over there, but it is tighter and there is more dirt. I have to say though, that Kristie and I liked the bathrooms and showers over on the old side way better than the ones on the new side.
Here is Kristie waving goodbye! I didn’t get any pictures of us all, but at least I got some pictures of Cedar Point. Of all the times we’ve been there, this is the first time I’ve gotten any pictures! Usually I don’t carry my phone because I’m too busy going on all the rides and I don’t want to take the chance of losing or breaking it. Anyway, despite the blown fuse, the rain, the heat, and the big crowds it was a pretty good trip. Not the best one we’ve had, but still fun!