I first learned of Cedar Point by reading the Guiness Book of World Records. This park has set records with more roller coaster than any other park in the world.
The current record setter is the Top Thrill Dragster. When introduced in 2003 it blew away the world records for both speed and height. Accelerating to 125 mph, the coaster, at its peak, reaches 420ft! The ride is a little short though.
For a longer ride, try the previous flag-ship coaster, Millenium Force (2000). At "just" 310 and 93 mph, it was the biggest coaster in the world when it debuted. Still an exciting ride that is surprisingly smooth, due to overbanked curves.
The rides near the entrance are often open before the "official" start time of the park. Go early, and you may be able to ride the entire set of rides along the entrance way before the rest of the park opens.
Go up on the Eiffle Tower for a nice view of the entire park. You won't be disappointed.
Tip: if you can, go to the park just after the local schools start. My family has done this for years, and has always been able to ride every ride in the park within a single day.
I would not pay full price for this park. Instead, coupons are usually available on soda cans through out the summer. Or, find a friend with a season pass, they usually recieve coupons as well.
The rides are mostly run-of-the-mill amusement park fare. The ferris wheel, merry-go-round, bump cars, etc. The coasters are satisfactory, but not particularly exciting. Go to Sandusky, Ohio instead.
PROS: Close to 5 million Bay Staters
CONS: Expensive without a coupon
Don't just think of this as a grocery store. Think of this as the local hang-out, the local tourist information center, and the fishing supplies outlet.
Located near the scenic C&O canal and the Potamac river, this store provides only the bare necessities of groceries in stock. Sugar, eggs, milk, ice cream, etc. It also sells fishing bait, tackle and other fishing supplies to those wishing to fish in the Potamac. The operator of the store is a long-time Sandy Hook resident, and is happy to share information about the C&O canal and other local attractions.
This small store located just off MD-340 near the Virginia border is small and packed to the brim with liquor. Bud, Coors, Rolling Rock, you name it. Anything cheap, they are guaranteed to have.
Don't miss out on their cheese. They buy a large "wheel" of cheese, and sell chunks to customers. As a kid, i would love to get the cheese wedges from here rather than the boring square cheese blocks from other stores.
This location has an Imax theater right in the store. When you get bored of picking out furniture, just go watch a movie for a few hours.
Don't be overwhelmed by the large selection---the attentive staff is ready to help you out. They don't even might if you bounce on a few beds right there in front of them!
Seriously considered purchasing a Prius. The salesman specializing in Priuses drove a Prius himself. This was to be my first car, and the salesman was very helpful in answering all my questions about the car and car buying process. He even bumped me up on the waiting list so that i could have a car as soon as the new models arrived.
Unfortunately, the new models arrived to late, and i had already purchased another car before my new Prius arrived. The salesman, ever helpful, understood my situation and didn't hassle me for backing out on my purchase at the last moment.
NOTE: This review pertains to the used-car lot of the dealership only.
Found a car online for a cheap price. Traveled 2 hours to see the car. There were no prices on this car, or any other cars in the lot. Upon asking the price, the salesman claimed the internet price was mistakenly entered and was not valid.
Eventually, after negotiating the price down below their inflated price (but still below the advertised internet price), i purchased the car. The dealership botched up the sales process as well---they misspelled my address in two different ways on the sales forms.
See the stuff Hollywood doesn't want you to watch. Or doesn't care enough to produce.
Located just off Moody St. in downtown Waltham, walking into this quirky theater presents you with a grand sweeping staircase above a large lobby. Plenty of parking at a nearby parking garage. The theaters are small, seating around 50 per screen. The chairs were old, but still comfortable.
Loads of classic movies in the VHS section---enough to keep your family entertained for decades. The DVD section is rather small---only a few small shelves.
The upstairs non-fiction section is phenomenal. I've found many interesting books hidden amongst the shelves, including an Esperanto-version of Winnie the Pu.
As a cost-cutting measure, the library is closed on Mondays. In order to check out books on Mondays, you need to travel to the branch location several miles away.