August 3, 2012
Well, it took me a while to get this last day written. It turns out that being home really is busier than being on vacation. So, we spent the first part of the day at Cedar Point. I finally got to go on Millenium Force, which was even taller than I had imagined. Even though the climb up the hill was really fast, it felt like forever. At 300 feet tall, it was much higher than any coaster I had been on previously, but I kind of figured that at those kind of heights it wouldn't matter. I was wrong. That was really high! The quick ascent was a blessing though so that I didn't have much time to ponder the ridiculous height and the impossibly narrow bits of steel that were holding up the tracks. The ride down was much more fun and, of course, very fast. It was a great ride and I look forward to trying it again someday.
Hmmm. But he told me not to ride it.
After that, Zoe and I went back to unhook the RV and move it into the temporary parking, while Kyrie took the kids on some rides. By the time I got back to the park it was getting very hot again. There are quite a few trees in the park, but we couldn't seem to ever stay in the shade for very long. By lunchtime we were already dragging, especially after wearing ourselves out yesterday. After lunch, we went to the Peanuts Ice Show, which was a welcome break from the heat. The show was pretty good and the kids liked getting balloons. After that we were ready to hit the road. Our trip home was very uneventful. We stopped for dinner as soon as we got to Indiana. I can't remember the name of the place, but it was pretty good. Then, we got the kids in their pajamas and turned the dinnette into a bed so the kids could sleep. We still made them wear their seatbelts, but they didn't seem too uncomfortable. In Indiana, we passed by a future stop of ours - the RV museum. By the time we got to Illinois I think everyone was sleeping. Driving through Chicago at 10pm during Lalapallooza was a little challenging, but not too bad. We made it home by 11pm and everyone slept well being in their own beds for a change.
Overall, it was a great trip. We learned some lessons on the way - primarily that ducking while going under a bridge does not lower your clearance. We also learned that switching to a hotel for a couple of nights is not worth the hassle. Bringing everything we need out of the RV was too much trouble. Next time we'll be camping every night - it's more fun that way anyway! Can't wait until our next trip!