Escape from New York

Jen and Tom had no intention of staying in New York during the Republican National Convention (let alone the US Open, and homegames for the Mets & Yankees). It was determined that Ohio was far enough away.

Jen went to school in Ohio and swore that she would never return. But she had gone too long without seeing her friend Marsha and her daughter, Emily.

Tom, on the other hand, had actually been begging to visit Ohio. Specifically, Sandusky. Not for the corn, but for the roller coasters at Cedar Point. So exciting are the world famous coasters, that Jen and Tom’s friend Skull had to come along for the trip (at least the three days in Sandusky). Our host Matt also joined for one of the days.

We spent two days at the park (and three nights at the Hotel Breakers; right on Lake Erie and next to the park’s entrance). We also visited the water park (“Soak City”) and had an somewhat delirious (tired) game of mini-golf.

Our favorite ride turned out to be the “Millenium Force“, an incredible 310 feet high that streaks at 93mph.

Another incredible ride is the “Top Thrill Dragster“. This one reaches 420 feet straight up. It takes you from 0 to 120mph in a neck breaking 4 seconds. Jen and our friend Matt both tried to use the “pregnant women” escape…but the 1year old girls in front of us guilted them into it.

Tom really enjoyed the “Wicked Twister“, a huge horn-shaped ride on the beach that twists as it rises into the air. Magnetic induction motors zip you forward and backwards, gaining additional momentum each time it passes the starting position.

All in all, it was a thrilling two days of coaster mania. Well worth the trip!

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