Every year. The same place. The same activities. The same people.
And I love it. Our family has been going to Cedar Point for as long as I can remember. It started with my parents and the only year we missed was when my dad died. (Which seemed so appropriate.)
Most people head to the ocean for beach reunions. Not us! This location is a little over an hour away and has one of the most beautiful beaches on Lake Erie. Other advantages of the lake? No sharks. No jellyfish. No stingrays. No salt.
Usually no waves, either, except the breakers. You can only body surf when you get strong winds and big waves. That happens once in a while.
A lovely old hotel.
And lovely girls!
A boy who is not too old to be buried in the sand.
I can watch the activity along the water all day long. I love to watch the ships coming into Sandusky Bay.
The next generation….
This year there was some activity on the beach – a sand volleyball tournament!
An attempt at beach writing.
I took advantage of my nieces and nephews to photograph the beach blanket I made for my niece. The outtakes were quite funny but won’t be shared so I don’t embarrass them too much!
I didn’t take photos in the amusement park this year. I love to photograph the rides and you have probably seen my pictures over the years. Just a lot of laughs with my family – my siblings, our spouses our kids and my mom!
When I was young we went at least once a year. I’d go with my Grandfather, who had a lot of vacation time, and our community took the kids on a bus once a year too. We usually didn’t stay, but sometimes my Mom would bust the piggy bank and we’d stay at the Breakers for a day or two. Or we would go with my Aunt and Cousin.
I don’t go too often now, but love it and the memories. So glad you had a wonderful trip.
I love seeing all of your pictures! That piano sand sculpture is fantastic! Some of our dearest Charlotte friends just returned from a fun trip to Cedar Point. Maybe the Killen clan will head that way some day!
How fun! Even though we live close to the beach we don’t go often because of the sharks, salt, etc..and our lakes are FULL of alligators, so we try to get to the Springs. You don’t have to worry about too much there, other than an alligator here or there or a water mocassin…makes you want to vac-A in Fl huh? LOL Looks like a lovely place and I love the beach blanket too! P.S. If that is a “simple” sand sculpture he is quite talented!