7.26.2009

Cedar Point!

Yay!! Shane and I met two of our best friends, Jon and Cassie (from college track), at Cedar Point this past weekend! It really was one of my best weekends this summer, and so great to see them both! Cassie is a big girl now and works out of her car (company paid) . . like literally . . . she has suitcases full of everything.
We all got out of work a little early so we could drive to Cedar Point Friday night. When we got there we put our stuff in our room and headed on right down the road to TGIFridays! We ended up just sitting at one of the bar tables b/c the wait was waaayy too long, and had a great time and some yummy food!
We then headed out to the boardwalk deck for some beautiful sights and some dancing! And by dancing I mean I busted a couple moves to the Cha Cha Slide and the Cupid Shuffle (as did Cassie) and the boys talked about stupid stuff :-P. We then meandered down the deck to check out Castaway Bay (indoor water park).
Jon & Shaney being cute by the bay!
Me & Cassie in the indoor waterpark/hotel!
Tall guys get free prizes. . . just kidding! We didn't take it!! We all played skeeball and got enough points to get the rockin teeth below (and some tattoos for our day at the park the next day)!
Watch out for us! We have one nasty bite!
So seriously. . . it was a miracle. We checked the weather all week and right before we went to bed and it had about 80% chance of t-storms ALL day on Saturday. I was really bummed, because Cassie had never been to Cedar Point, and I was just really looking forward to some coasters! We (and by we I mean Cassie) were trying to stay very optimistic and were hoping for the best . . . . we set our alarm clock for 7:30am so we could get some breakfast and get to the park an hour early before the general public was allowed in . . . . opened the shades hoping for some beautiful sunshine and clear skies . . only to see dark grey clouds and hear the rumble of thunder. Bummer . . . . :'( I really almost cried. . . turned the weather station on to see that it was supposed to last all day long . . . :-( . . . so went back to bed. Woke up about an hour or so later . . . Shane checked the weather online and holy crap . . . an awesome act of God. No more rain/showers/storms the rest of the day!!!! I seriously can't believe it!! But it was great! So we got ready, got some brunch at McD's and headed off for the park!
It was a BEAUTIFUL day! Perfect! We ended up riding just the big rides because it ended up being pretty busy . . Raptor (sat in the front row), Top Thrill Dragster (soooo crazy! This was the only ride where EVERYONE was freaking out b/c it is just such a rush!! 0-120 mph in like 2 seconds!), Magnum (20th year anniversary!), Maverick . . oh wait . . we didn't get to ride this one . . stood in line for an hour and then they said that they were going to shut it down for a couple of hours and everyone had to turn around and exit . . . soooo frustrating . . . I heard rumor that it was because the carts de-railed and flew into Lake Erie (just kidding!!!)! So then we headed over to the Millenium Force (probs our favorite one . . that and the TTD), and wouldn't you know what a small world it was . . my cousin was RIGHT in front of us in line!! It was great to see him and talk to him for a couple seconds every minute or so. Then we headed for the Mantis and I can tell I am getting old . . ::: sigh ::: . . . I was almost getting rollar coastered out! I had a headache from my head banging all around, and opted to sit out on the Mantis b/c I remember the pain being greater than the thrill for me on that one. I mean . . you know when they have a sign that says "Due to the dynamics of this ride, we recommend you remove all earrings", it's going to shake you all up! Then we headed back to the Maverick to see how the line was, but it was still a little long and I think at that point we were just all hungry and had our fun, so we went to Chick-fil-a and headed off to Harry Potter to see the Half Blood Prince! It was AWESOME!
We had a great time and are so lucky to have friends like Jon & Cassie (notice the hard core tat on Cassie's arm . . we all wore one)! One of my best weekends this summer! :-)

1 comment:

Jon said...

Yay!... Great Weekend!... it was long over due... we need to make sure we don't wait so long for next time!!