Lighthouse Point Campground
I made a promise to the boys that we would visit Cedar Point Amusement Park before the end of summer. I kept that promise by escaping for the weekend in the Airstream. I am not a big fan of weekend crowds at amusement parks but my work schedule did not really allow for a weekday trip. Cedar Point has a great campground at the tip of the peninsula on Lake Erie. They charge Disney prices but the place is immaculate. The campground gives you early access to the park and has a refreshing pool and hot tub where you can swim in the shadows of massive roller coasters. The campsites are well shaded and decently spaced. We booked a pull through site with full hookups. All of the buildings and cabins are made of cedar shake shingles and the landscaping is immaculate. They have a pier the overlooks Sandusky Bay and frames the sunset nightly. Best of all, you can walk along the coast past the hotels and roller coasters to watch the sunrise as Maggie and I did every morning.
|The Campground Pool|
|The marina in Sandusky Bay|
|The requisite awkward family photo|
We were fortunate to be allowed to enter the park an hour early as it turned out. The boys were able to ride a number of coasters in the first hour before the general public was allowed in. We walked on the newest coaster called Gatekeeper which is an acrobatic coaster where you ride on wings on either side of the track. It is a fantastic sensation that feel like flying as your legs dangle. About fifteen minutes after the park opened, a storm came in off Lake Erie and basically closed the park down for hours. We just retreated back to the Airstream and waited the storm out.
After the rain subsided, Ethan and climbed out of the hot tub and hit the park with a flourish. We were able to ride many of the big coasters. Even though it is a big coaster park, Lucy enjoyed her time here as well.
On Sunday, we visited an indoor water park for a few hours of water slides before heading over to the Marblehead Lighthouse and the community of Lakeside.
I am happy that we were able to squeeze a quick weekend trip with the Airstream before school begins next week. We have many great trips planned in the fall and early winter but for now the Trout family is focused on work and school.