There is a really, really good reason to team up with another family when you go someplace like Cedar Point.
And that reason is... so that those other parents can take your children on the scary rides while you wait safely on the sidelines!
It's so the kids entertain each other while you lie around, basking in sunshine at the water park, or (the other parents, not you) take off to ride massive (terrifying) roller coasters!
It's so you have a really, really good reason to play in the water at the end of a long, hot day!
Best of all, it's so you have an iron-clad commitment to make the trip happen! And a friend who will make all those annoying phone calls to finally (finally!) find hotel rooms.
We had a great, great time. The kids had a great, great time.
It ended with a boom! late Sunday afternoon when the heavens opened and drenched us at the water park. We hustled out of there and headed home a little sad that the weekend was already over.
But it's OK. We're already plotting next year's trip!