We're not camping this year, as we have done for the past 13 years. Instead, we are doing a road trip. We're doing a road trip because The Girl is nuts. For some odd reason, The Girl doesn't want to go to an all-inclusive resort, which was our first choice.
To me, vacation equals a large expanse of water and some bronze god named Miguel bringing me fruity umbrella-laden drinks every 30 minutes. It's important to maintain a nice buzz.
But The Girl doesn't want to experience this Eden of vacations. We tried to entice her with the fact that she's 18 now and can legally drink at these places. No sale. sigh
So we're doing a road trip. Which excites The Husband to no end. He is completely absorbed in the reconnaissance of the trip. Don't get me wrong. I absolutely love this about him. There is a map on our dining room table with Post-Its all over it noting locations of hotels we're staying at, sites we'll visit, restaurants we'll eat at and potential shopping centres. He's got it all covered. Even locations for movie theatres if it rains or we're bored. We have several CAA Tour Guides and a Trip Tik that he printed and bound himself – in colour no less! He presented the Trip Tik to me last night, grinning like a fool. His exuberance is quite infectious. You can't help but get excited about the trip.
Where are we going, you might ask? And even if you didn't, I'm telling you anyway.
First, we're going to Detroit. We'll visit Greenfield Village, the Henry Ford Museum and tour the Ford Plant. We've been to Greenfield Village and the Museum before and I've been itching to go back. Both places are fabulous! The Henry Ford Museum has a temporary exhibit while we're there on the history of Chocolate. Yes Virginia, there is a Santa!
After a couple of days in Detroit, we're back on the road heading East to Ohio to visit Cedar Point Amusement Park. The Husband and I are roller coaster junkies. There's something cathartic about screaming your head off at 100 mph.
We were at Cedar Point a couple of years ago and absolutely fell in love with Top Thrill Dragster.
This coaster is 42 stories high – straight up and straight down – moving at an incredible 120 mph!! I CAN'T WAIT!!!
Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?