We packed up the car Tuesday and hit the road again. Destination: Cedar Point.
Along the drive from Chicago to Ohio, we stopped at the Indiana Dunes. I’ve always heard they were great, but never been. We always hit up the ones in Michigan. But these were just off the highway, so we thought we’d check them out. They were amazing!
We climbed up the Devil’s Slide (which almost killed me and my asthma) and hiked around a bit before letting the kids run/slide/roll like crazy down the sand. And then we all jumped into Lake Michigan. It was so refreshing. We collected some rocks – instead of our normal Florida shells- for some post-vacation craft.
And it was back in the car until we decided to jump out again at Notre Dame. I’ve never seen the campus, Scott only wanted to see Touchdown Jesus. Quick picture and we were on our way again.
As we pulled into the state of Ohio, we learned lots of facts about the state. Most emergency services started in Ohio including the first police car, ambulance, etc. Lots of Hall of Fames are here, lots of presidents were born here and Hang on Sloopy is the official state song. And then I made everyone listen to lots of Ohio State University marching band music. I don’t know about you, but that’s what my dad made us listen to on road trips. They weren’t loving it.
We are staying at one of those resorts with an indoor water park. The boys love it and it’s pretty nice. But I’m a Disney/hotel snob, so it’s hard for me to love it all. More to come on that in a future blog.
And then it was Cedar Point day. Not sure which one of the family was most excited, but I think it was Scott. We met up with some college friends and tried to hit as many rides as possible. We started the day with Millennium Force, one of the most intense coasters I’ve ever been on. It was a great way to start the day.
I’ll blog more about that later. We are now packing up and heading into Michigan to begin our Michigan Adventure! More to come and enjoy the pictures!