A lot of people have crazy Cedar Point adventures to tell, but the people who missed on the teen/young adult church Cedar Point trip on July 22, 2010 missed out on the trip of their lives. From prepubescent thugs to thunders storms, it was a trip I will not soon forget.
After two hours on the road and only ten minutes from the amusement park, my mom realized she had left the tickets at home! My mom decided she would take the car without the food from and leave the rest of us with the other car and food by a public park nearby.
After being in the park for an hour or so, our group became hungry so we sat down in the park to eat. While we were eating one of the neighborhood kids fell and was crying. We were asking him if he was okay and then Sierra offered him a cookie. Then he and the other children between ages eight and fourteen turned on us! The boy accused Gabby of calling him retarded, and then they started throwing old watermelon rinds, sticks, and crayons at us! The younger kids were getting steamed, and us older ones were afraid that it was going to turn into a fight.
It never turned into a fight because we piled into the car before it could and went to a CVS a few blocks away. While we were at the drugstore, we called my mom to explain the situation and where we went. About fifteen minutes later my mom showed up with the tickets and we were finally going into Cedar Point.
Once we were in the park, we split up into groups and had about three hours of riding coasters and small time rides. Then we went out to eat dinner in the parking lot. After that, we went back inside to ride more coasters when lightening cracked the sky and it started pouring down rain. All the rides except the carousel rides (we did ride those) were closed and there was no way to avoid getting completely soaked. After waiting for two hours for the storm to clear and now standing in water a foot deep it became apparent there was no way we would be able to ride anymore rides and left the park.
The roads were barely visible so we rented three rooms from a cheap hotel. Once at the cheap hotel, we got into our room and then took the wet clothes to dry them in the hotel dryer. Forty-five minutes later Nikki and my mom went to check on the clothes only to find out that the dryer was broken and the clothes were still soaked, so we hung up everybody’s wet clothes in our bathroom to dry up during the night and finally get some rest after a very long day.
The next morning we woke up to put on our still somewhat damp clothes and send laundry to the people which they belonged. Once we were all dressed we went to get breakfast and hit the road. The day before was a crazy day, one that none of us will ever forget. We could have been bitter and ruined the trip for everybody, but all of us stayed optimistic and grew closer as friends. We had a fun time in the park, and we had the chance to ride a few coasters, and played in the rain. So the lesson learned was that it is about the destination, or even the journey, but what attitude one has.
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