Sunday, September 1, 2019

The Big Birthday 2019 Edition

There are a bunch of August and September birthdays in the family, so there is often a large party to celebrate them all at the same time.  We made the trip up to Ohio so that we could attend.

The Big Birthday 2019


The Big Birthday 2019

The Big Birthday 2019


The Big Birthday 2019

The Big Birthday 2019

The Big Birthday 2019


The Big Birthday 2019

Happy Birthday Kris, Jim, Kevin, and Grandpa Peter!

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Cedar Point

We had an amazing time at Cedar Point.  I rode some of the coasters by myself, some with Connor, some with Lex, and a few with both of them!  My favorite roller coasters are Steel Vengence, Valraven, and Gate Keeper, all of which are new since the last time I was there.

Cedar Point

Cedar Point

Cedar Point

Cedar Point

Cedar Point

Cedar Point



Pipe Scream



Cedar Point

Cedar Point

Cedar Point

Cedar Point

Cedar Point

Lex rode Steel Vengence with me.

And then, when it was too windy for Top Thrill Dragster to run, he said he was very disappointed because he wanted to ride it.  Bold words.  I hope he rides it with me next time!

Cedar Point

Cedar Point

Cedar Point

We had such a great time, that we bought annual passes for next year.
(Yes, we live across the country.  Nostalgia is a powerful thing.)

Cedar Point, we will be back!


Friday, August 30, 2019

Hotel Breakers

All the times that we went to Cedar Point as children and when we lived in Ohio, we were doing it all wrong.  WRONG! There, I said it.

The only best way to go to Cedar Point is to stay in the resort.  Hotel Breakers.

Hotel Breakers

Hotel Breakers


Room with a view

The view from our hotel room.

Room with a view

Hotel Breakers

There is a Starbucks in the hotel lobby.  
It will be the first of many lines you will stand in that day.

Hotel Breakers


Hotel Breakers

Hotel Breakers

Staying at the resort means that you get into the parks an hour early. 
It also means that you are steps away from two back entrances.
And when you get tired, you can go back to the hotel and rest.
Or eat pizza on the beach.
And, when you get too hot, you can go to the waterpark.
And then go back to the room to shower.
I don't know if I can do Cedar Point without Hotel Breakers ever again.

Football on the beach

Hotel Breakers

Hotel Breakers

Hotel Breakers

Hotel Breakers

Hotel Breakers

Official Family Photo

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Atlanta Botanical Garden

I love the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Atlanta Botanical Garden

It's a magical wonderland, and the topiaries are amazing!

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Mermaid

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Shaggy Dog

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Earth Goddess

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Pegasus

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta Botanical Garden

The main reason we went to visit was to see Alice's Wonderland!

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Chessboard

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Alice & Cheshire Cat & Lex
Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta Botanical Garden

White Rabbit

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Phoenix

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Dragon

Atlanta Botanical Garden