A day at the park

Shake Rattle and Roll

So we did manage to make it to King’s Island on Saturday.  Despite it being a Saturday, over Memorial Day weekend, the crowds weren’t to bad.  I don’t think we waited for longer than 40 minutes for any ride we rode.  On the other hand it was hot and the sunscreen didn’t help keep me from getting burned.

The youngest chose to ride by himself

Everyone else it worked fine, but not me!

Everyone having fun




So while the kids had ridden roller coasters before, nothing like the ones at KI (the closest being the rock n roll coaster at Hollywood studios).


They had a blast and really liked the Firehawk and the Diamondback, even though we had to talk the oldest into the Firehawk and now he can’t wait to ride it again.  So it looks like we will be in for a trip to Cedar Point at some times and a county fair (they loved the fair type rides as well.  We also rode the Race, Adventure Express, the Vortex, Congo Falls, the Zypher (one of my favorites), bumper cars, fair type rides, and more.  Also picked up a little Pikachu for the youngest.


The no one can resist me face.

Last but not least, my youngest was on his best behavior at the park.  We were very proud of him. Even more so since his meds wore out mid to late afternoon and he still did very well maintaining control.  The good behaviors even ran over into the next day.  It is hard to tell whether it was the good behavior, or this face that kept talking daddy into extra treats and such.

So spending today recovering from being shaken all over the place (stiff and sore).  I did want to go strawberry picking but the kids decided to go swim at grandma’s instead.  But then I do get to watch the Cardinals spank the Braves.

So how did you spend your Memorial Day Weekend?

Memorial day weekend travel

So we are headed for a small jaunt across the state for some fun this weekend.   Of course we are under a time frame to get there.   But this is my family we are talking about.

Which means it’s not even 8:30 am yet and we are already running behind.   Of course I made the vital mistake of not packing last night,  which is something I never do.   My thinking it is just an overnight jaunt there isn’t much to pack.   Well that was true but in true Erin fashion I couldn’t find my shorts to wear today.   Of course HE found them.   I swear I married that man just to because he can find all the stuff I couldn’t.   Then it was to drag the children off the computer and xbox (at 6:30 in the morning *sigh*)

So only a mere 15 minutes late out the door we head out…. to the gas station.   Because we couldn’t stop on the way home last night that would be planning ahead and I am the only person in my house capable allowed to think more than 10 minutes on the future.

So we finally get on the road,  now about 35 minutes late.   We are driving down the highway and dear man that I love goes this is the right way,  RIGHT?!?  Um don’t you know?  So off to gps it because there are about 50 to many highways/interstates in the greater Cleveland/Akron area for me to have learned them yet.

No dear your heading to the other amusement park we like.   You know the one with the big mouse.  So next exit we get off and turn around and finally heading in the right direction.

So here we are finally on the road,  heading in the right direction,  and only an hour behind.  Looking at the bigger picture this is one of our quicker starts.   Let’s not even talk about the 3 hour fiasco that started our drive to that Mouse’s house last November.   My mother can never figure out why we are always running behind.   Of course she only had to get Dad up and going and he’s not to far off from her and me.   I have 3 of them to move and they all have other things to throw in at the last minute.