My Roller Coaster Days Are Behind Me

As a resident of Metro Detroit, one of the benefits to many has always been our relatively close proximity to the Cedar Point amusement park.  Cedar Point has always, for most of my life, been known as one of the top places in the world for roller coaster enthusiasts.

I’ve always had sort of a love-hate relationship with roller coasters.  I’ve always loved them but they didn’t love me so much.

mb-201209coasterWhile growing up, my best friend lived two doors away from me.  We were inseparable (we are still best friends, though we live about an hour apart) and one of the things I looked forward to every year was going to Cedar Point.  His mom always took him as part of a group of families who went, all centered around a hair salon that she had once worked at.  There were a lot of kids around the same age, and since his older sister didn’t usually want to go, we always managed so that I could tag along.   actually loved these trips because it was a couple of days with my best friend.  And, at a roller coaster park!  We’d always stay overnight so on top of it there was the hotel pool, and once we hit puberty, there was the ‘developing’ girl that was part of one of the other families.  Yeah for adolescence.

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