This past weekend the kid, the hubs and I headed down to Sandusky, Ohio to stay at Hotel Breakers. I went for Bloggy Conference 2015 and brought my guys along we could hang out at Cedar Point during the times I wasn’t at the Conference.
As a kid/teenager I went to Cedar Point at least once a year and I used to love roller coasters. The hills, the dips, the dives, the loopty loops – all of it. Somehow as I grew older, I stopped liking them. The thought of riding one gives me anxiety. The kid has no such issues. This year, he was super excited to find out that he was tall enough to ride several of the ‘coasters. Since he’d never been on a roller coaster (aside from the more tame Woodstock Express he rode last year), the hubs wanted to ease him into it (who am I kidding, we just didn’t want to ride the big ones). Luckily, there’s an in-between roller coaster: The Cedar Creek Mine Ride, as well as other rides that give him the thrill, but doesn’t give us the heart attack.
In addition to the awesome rides, Cedar Point also has the super-cool Dinosaurs Alive exhibit had more than 50 life-sized, animatronics – some that you can control – on display. There’s also an area where future paleontologists can see what it’s like to be on a dig site
I only have one complaint about the entire trip: the spiders. OMG, the spiders. Cedar Point has a serious spider problem. I’m not sure if it has something to do with them being right off of the water or not, but they were everywhere. And, I’m not talking small spiders either. However, you can believe we didn’t let those creepy crawlers stop our fun. Actually, they kind of added to the whole HalloWeekends feel.
Speaking of HalloWeekends, a huge part of Cedar Point’s fall-time, weekend celebrations includes The Haunt. The Haunt is frightening and includes six haunted mazes, six scare zones where all the monsters come out to give you the scare of your life, and a lot of other spooky attractions. It’s so awesome. I keep telling the hubs we need to come back with our friends – without the kids – so we can really enjoy all the scary stuff. Don’t think you can’t take your little ones though, Cedar Point also puts on the Great Pumpkin Fest which takes place during the day and includes loads of non-scary fun for the whole family. There’s also a “No Boo” necklace you can purchase for you kids. It lets all the monsters know not to scare them. The necklace costs $8.
As mentioned, Bloggy Conference was held at Cedar Point’s resort, Hotel Breakers. Between last year’s conference and this one, many renovations Hotel Breakers. The facade, lobby, five-story rotunda and guest rooms were all redone. We really enjoyed our stay and can’t wait to go back next year.
Bloggy Conference 2015
This year’s BloggyCon was so, so very good. I learned so much from some truly brilliant and talented people including: Dan Morris, Rachel Martin, Donna Hup, Nicole Bullock, Rachel Brenke, Sarah Mock, and reps from IZEA and Savings.com. I left the conference with some key takeaways and the beginnings of a plan to grow this here blog. I can’t wait to put the lessons I learned on monetization, video, social media, law, data, and working with brands into practice.