Saturday, August 29, 2015

Dinosaurs and History at Cedar Point

Having season passes to Cedar Point makes it easy to go and enjoy the day with the girls. Unfortunately some of the people at Cedar Point and their behaviors leave a lot of disappointment the last few times we've been there. Also the amount of disrespectful smokers that smoke anywhere they choose instead of the designated smoking areas. To those of us who don't smoke (I'm allergic and Hayley has asthma) it leaves us with no choice. They do it at the eating areas, walking, games etc. Rarely do the park employees enforce it and it honestly is bad enough it has ruined a lot of our trips. Considering not renewing it next year due to several things we've noticed there.

But on a good note....

One of the things included with our passes is the dinosaur exhibit. This particular day we went was when Hayley had her best friend Breanne from back home visiting. While they were riding roller coasters since Hayley just was cleared from her concussion; we decided it was a great time to take Kathleen back in time.....

First we got to see the dinosaurs..... ;-)

There were a couple exhibits that were interactive. You could hear them roar, make them breathe and move different parts of their bodies.

Unfortunately they should have had DO NOT SMOKE signs there as well and someone to enforce it because they still came through smoking and on a very narrow path :-(  Which means it was difficult to move away from. Jerry attempted to say something nicely and these people flew off the handle so rudely, it is sad to see. We wanted to keep the day happy for Kathleen so we avoided the smoke the best we could.

A lot of interesting facts about their lives, habits and demise along the way. All great knowledge to incorporate into a lesson for homeschooling.

Pretty neat to see them life sized and Kathleen was really enjoying herself.

Wouldn't have wanted to run into him in the woods!

Cool fossil prints were stamped into the concrete.

Jerry being "brave", lol.

Did you know they had roller coasters back then ?   ;-)

After a lot of walking Jerry and Kathleen sat down to enjoy a foot massage.... lol, for 25 cents you can't beat it!

Kathleen was laughing so hard saying how much it tickled her feet. :-)

And it seems somehow we always manage to leave with a stuffed animal of some sort.... What a parent does to make their children smile :-)  We also took some time to watch a few live shows that were nicely done.

We took a little time to walk around their historical museum that tells all about the history of Cedar Point. Was so cool stepping back in time. We all really enjoy history so take advantage of every opportunity to learn more.

The creepy lady telling fortunes we could have done without seeing... lol, notice her in the box? I should have taken a close up picture!

Can't visit amusement parks without a carousel ride! ;-) Or in Kathleen's case, several rides to be sure to get on a different animal each time!

Kathleen has always loved riding on the ride called the whip since she was really little. Sadly this will be her last year to... she was slightly over with height, but the lady let her enjoy her last time riding it.

So we've been keeping very busy around our home and garden and school room, more updates to come!.... We've been making zucchini bread using them fresh from our garden....

And enjoying hikes around the lakes before the weather turns. I love fall, but here it happens briefly and before you know it there's snow... not liking it at all.... dreading another winter here.... so enjoying all the nice days outside that we can because before long we will be stuck inside again battling freezing and below freezing temperatures. :-(

                                         Hope you are all enjoying your Saturdays!

"We do not remember days, we remember moments"  Cesare Pavese

"Do not dwell on the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment"  Buddha



Carrie B. said...

OH what fun Jill! My Annie would go crazy for that place. And such interesting facts too. REally unfortunate about the smoking issues and rude folks. Truly sad really that it still even needs to be a problem.
Blessings for the rest of your weekend! xoxo

rivulet said...

I haven't been in several years but we love Cedar Point. My family went every year when I was a kid so I've been there a lot and I've gone many times since being an adult (that sounds funny). My husband and I even went there for our anniversary once.

I haven't been there for SEVERAL years now and I've never seen the dinosaur exhibit. It looks really great. We loved Dinosaur World in Kentucky when we just went at the beginning of this month but those at Cedar Point in your photos look much nicer then the ones in Kentucky (I'm not talking bad about Dinosaur World though, we REALLY liked it).

All the smoking, NOT COOL! My mom is allergic too so I grew up uber aware of it being all over and how uncomfortable it made my mom.

Also, Happy Belated Birthday :)

Amy at love made my home said...

What a great day out! It looks as though they have some really interesting exhibits and lots of information too. The rides sound like fun! Shame about the smokers, I hate that too. It is banned inside restaurants here, but not outside which seems crazy to me and you have to walk through them to get inside and then also cannot sit outside. Grr!! xx

Tara said...

That looks like a fun place Jill! You are always so inspiring me to get out there and see whats around me.

~ Noelle said...

How fun. Makes me want to go on an adventure before the weather changes here too.

chateau chic said...

Looks like a wonderful day to be enjoyed by all ages!
Mary Alice