Our first family road trip EVER actually started out as a work conference. When I heard Bloggy Conference was at Cedar Point and only cost $73 plus travel and lodging I was intrigued. I checked hotel rooms, saw I could pay a special price of $20o for two nights PLUS get 5 tickets to Cedar Point and I was hooked. I presented it to my husband and said “Let’s do this. If the conference (which I knew nothing about) was a flop we could always spend the day at Cedar Point.” (Forgive my ignorance, Tiffany Noth – you truly rocked it.)
This first step turned into “why don’t we go home a different way and stop to visit my aunt, then another step farther to visit a friend I never get to see and turned into, “why don’t we stop at Creation Museum since it will be so close” THEN, “Hey, another friend I never got to meet in real life lives 1.5 hours from Creation Museum, let’s see if we can meet up.” And so our road trip begins. Since we planned so much AFTER conference we didn’t really have time or money to do anything BEFORE conference. Tip #1: 9 hours in the car with 3 kids is survivable but not recommended “straight on through to
Sydney, er, Sandusky. Excuse me, got stuck in Nemo for a moment.
Bloggy Conference was an unknown entity and I had heard good things about Cedar Point but you know, “hearing good things” doesn’t always pan out so well. Bloggy Conference and Cedar Point pulled through on both counts. Cedar Points offers up a great time to just shut off the phone and have some fun since 3G and wi-fi are a bit spotty in the park. That was so freeing for me. I was so impressed with the park – the layout, the lights at night, the friendliness of the staff, and the cleanliness of the park itself.
The only bad part is that Bloggy Con falls on on their kick off to Halloween weekends and the decor was a bit much for some of my littles, and dare I say, myself. The rooms were accommodating with quality bath products and the rooms were very clean. Clean rooms matter big time to me! The rooms themselves could use some updating but we were told by Bryan Edwards, their Marketing Programs Manager, that they are slated to start updating over the winter. That wouldn’t be enough for me not to stay though. I can deal with outdated decor for the convenience of being right at the park – no parking worries and easy to walk to and from the park. The food prices were no different than I would expect for a resort and if you want different options, town is just a few minutes away with many food options to choose from.
We absolutely loved our time at the park as you will be able to see from my million and 1 pictures. Okay, I will narrow them down to less than that for you.
And what about Bloggy Con? Well, you will have to tune in next week! Or subscribe via email at the right of this post to get it sent directly to your email.
Thank you to Cedar Point for being a sponsor of Bloggy Con 2013.