Welcome back, those of you who avoided Superman Month. You're just in time for a slide show of my summer vacation!

Now on this next slide, you'll see my cousin and his fiance, a beautiful (but a bit chunky) girl from Mississippi, who we ran into at a quaint internet cafe down the street from the residence once commandeered by the district wartime governor.

Wait, come back! I can't afford to lose any more readers! Fine, no slides! How about if I just post some pictures I took of Cedar Point instead? You can pretend that they are postcards! Ok? Whew. Crisis averted.

In case you are unaware, Cedar Point is an amusement park on the Ohio shore of Lake Erie. Cedar Point is the second oldest existing amusement park in America, and it is home to more roller coasters than any other amusement park in the world. This year's semi-annual pilgrimage marked the 10-year anniversary of my first trip to the park for the unveiling of Millennium Force, at the time the tallest and fastest coaster in the world. I would like to hope that I have aged as well as that coaster.

Ferris Wheel by the lake.
Giant Wheel and Wicked Twister define the shore of Lake Erie as seen from Space Spiral.

Millennium Force ascending.
Millennium Force crests its second-tallest hill as seen from the Cedar Point & Lake Erie Railroad.
(Footnote: This image was taken by my friend Michael Foster, though it was my camera so I am taking credit for it.)

Who needs 6 flags?
Max Air proves that good parks don't need 6 flags.

Sometimes the old ways are still the best ways
View of Dodgem bumper car pavilion with inset of sign lit for night.

Raptor never sleeps.
Sky Ride passes by Raptor as seen from the Midway at dusk.

Wildcat, King of the Park.
Composite view of Wildcat, the greatest little coaster in the park.

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To be continued...

 

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