Cedar Point Brew and BBQ: Coaster Thrills and Foodie Delights

Cedar Point Brew and BBQ: Coaster Thrills and Foodie Delights

Five words: my family loves amusement parks. They’re a way to pull ourselves out of our normal routine and forget the daily grind exists for a few hours. There’s a huge bonus when a theme park has fun foodie offerings apart from chicken nuggets and fries. If there’s beer (and good, craft beer!)? Even better. So when you add all three of those together, what do you get? You get Cedar Point Brew and BBQ, of course! We headed up to Sandusky, Ohio for the third annual festival’s 2017 kickoff weekend…

6 Exciting Reasons to Visit Cedar Point in 2017

6 Exciting Reasons to Visit Cedar Point in 2017

Let’s suspend reality and pretend that Cedar Point didn’t have any roller coasters. Shaking your head, right? But, take out the coasters that the park it’s famous for and you’d still have a great park, in my opinion. Even for folks that don’t enjoy thrill rides, there’s plenty to do, see, and eat this season. From water slides to spooky weekends, here’s 6 exciting reasons to visit Cedar Point in 2017. Brew and BBQ As a gal that has a “brew snob” for a husband, we’re definitely looking forward to…

Seven Places You Won’t Believe Exist in Ohio

Seven Places You Won’t Believe Exist in Ohio

Think about every movie or television show you’ve seen. Now, think about how many of the characters hail from Ohio. Maybe it’s because we live in Ohio and always catch the reference to the Buckeye State, but it’s a very common scenario. Leave it to Beaver ‘s very own Ward Cleaver was a farmer’s son hailing from Shaker Heights, Ohio. “Laughing Sal” in The Godfather Returns was born in Cleveland, Ohio. The Professor from Gilligan’s Island? Cleveland as well. There’s hundreds of references to Ohio in film and print when you really…

Hotel Breakers at Cedar Point: Newly Renovated and Ready for Summer!

Hotel Breakers at Cedar Point: Newly Renovated and Ready for Summer!

Last weekend we made the tri-annual road trip to Cedar Point Park to check out the newly-renovated Hotel Breakers. If you’ve been to Cedar Point, you’ve undoubtedly seen the hotel’s pretty exterior and its convenient location right on the shore of Lake Erie. But have you seen the multi-million dollar renovation it’s recently undergone? Maybe it’s time you did. Standing tall for 110 years, the hotel has a fresh, updated interior (it was renovated from the ground up!) and is ready to delight for park guests. So, what’s new with…

Escape the Cold at Castaway Bay in Sandusky, Ohio #LakeErieLove

Escape the Cold at Castaway Bay in Sandusky, Ohio   #LakeErieLove

How many times this winter have you dreamed of a tropical family getaway? I’ve definitely lost track of my wishes for a warmer climate or a respite from the winter blues! If you live anywhere close to Northern Ohio, a trip to Castaway Bay in Sandusky is not only an awesome weekend road trip, but the temperature is always 82 degrees. Now that’s an Ohio winter I can get on board with! What’s Castaway Bay? Castaway Bay is a four-season water park and resort just outside of Cedar Point in…

Cedar Point #HalloWeekends Ticket Giveaway!

Cedar Point #HalloWeekends Ticket Giveaway!

Cedar Point’s HalloWeekends runs for only 8 weekends a year and is filled with family-friendly fun by day, spooky, kooky fun by night. Fun by Day at HalloWeekends Looking for a great place to celebrate Halloween with your family? HalloWeekends at Cedar Point is a great choice! Younger kids will love the trick-or-treating, parade featuring Snoopy and the Gang, games, rides, and crafts. Parents will love the safe and friendly environment, and it’s proximity to many major cities make visiting a no brainer.  Fun by Night at HalloWeekends Families with…

Scary Fun at Cedar Point #HalloWeekends

Scary Fun at Cedar Point #HalloWeekends

My last blog post focused on the family-friendly fun that Cedar Point offers for eight weekends during the Halloween season including a daily parade, trick-or-treating, costume contests, and Halloween crafts. There will be none of that talk on this blog post. 🙂 This post is all about the spooky, kooky, creepy, eerie, scare-the-pants-off-you fun that is offered at HalloWeekends once the lights (and sun, for that matter!) go down. Let’s get this out of the way right now: The HalloWeekends nighttime festivities are definitely not for the faint of heart,…

Family Fun at Cedar Point #HalloWeekends

Family Fun at Cedar Point #HalloWeekends

I, like so many parents, look forward to autumn. Not only is that crisp air a welcome respite from the hot, humid days that Ohio can be known for in summer, but the lovely autumn hues are Mother earth’s one last hurrah before winter begins.  And for some parents (me included!), autumn means one thing- Halloween! My family goes bananas over all things Halloween, including family-friendly theme park celebrations. Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio does a great job of turning itself into a fun celebration by day and a haunted…

It’s Official! I’m a Cedar Point Blogger! #CPMemories

It’s Official! I’m a Cedar Point Blogger! #CPMemories

I have been holding my breath for the official announcement and it is with a huge, resounding exhale that I can finally say it’s official! I’m a Cedar Point Blogger! When I was approached earlier this summer about blogging for Cedar Point I was seriously dying to tell the world, but I know the old adage to never count your chickens before they’re hatched, so I held my breath, crossed my fingers (and toes. And my t’s. And dotted my i’s, too) and waited for the official e-mail. You know,…

Cedar Point Without the Roller Coasters

Cedar Point Without the Roller Coasters

Riding the Railroad I’ll be the first to admit it: I do enjoy the feel of adrenaline rushing through my veins, the feel of the wind whipping through my hair, and that awesome dry mouth sensation I get when I’m about to test my limits. Without sounding too much like a York Peppermint Patty commercial, I tend to be an adrenaline junkie as of late. The kid is old enough to finally dig riding fast rides and I am grateful. But, what if you have children that do not meet…