We had a fantastic final day in Ohio.
Scott researched local attractions and discovered a small amusement
park about an hour from his Mom's house. After looking at the website,
we decided to roll the dice and give Coney Island Park a try. (I have
been tickled with his sudden efforts towards planning family adventures.
Traditionally the onus for planning always lies with me. It's wonderful
to have an active co-conspirator towards orchestrating family fun!)
Again we were treated to an ideal weather day, making going to an
amusement park even more enticing.
Although it was small, the
park was ideal for our little family. Robby and Timmy are on different
sides of the ride spectrum. Robby is drawn to the thrill rides whereas
Timmy would be content to ride on a train and small airplane carousel
all day. At most amusement parks we would have to split up, with Robby
and Scott going on the adult rides while I supervised Timmy in the
toddler section. At Coney Island Park, the rides were in the same area. I
could watch Timmy on the carousel while still seeing Robby ride the
roller coasters with his Daddy.
Both boys had an awesome day
riding and playing. Timmy was even able to go on a few rides with Scott
and Robby, an event that delighted him and led to squeals of joy and
laughter. Little Hamlet loves nothing more than spending time with Robby
and is quick to mimic everything he does. Being able to sit next to him
on a (smaller) thrill ride was probably the highlight of his day.
Today we are packing up and flying back east. Robby thinks we are going
home, but Scott and I have another surprise planned. Instead of going
directly home we are going to take a beach detour for a few days. I know
he is going to be gobsmacked when he realizes that we are going back to