Yesterday when Tony Clark updated the Cedar Point blog….I learned Sandcastle Suites, the resort my family stayed in for the last 7 seasons when we made our annual 2-day trip is closing for good and being demolished.
Sandcastle was always a nice laid-back getaway…but starting next year (which will also be the first official year my mom can qualify for the Junior/Senior ticket) we will be staying at the Iconic Hotel Breakers.
Here’s a look of Sandcastle Suites as it once was.
(the photos in the link are not mine, they are copyrighted to Doug Bullard of Point Pixels
I requested today off so I wouldn’t have to work on my birthday, so today has been mostly about lounging around and having a nice day off. The little knitting loom isn’t exactly a birthday gift, I had just ordered it from Hobby Lobby and it came today
Here’s my birthday pressies:
Finally got my new glasses 😀 At the beginning of the month, my parents, sister and I all had an eye exam, though my mom, sister and I are the only ones who got new glasses. Last Tuesday, my mom and sister got their glasses, and when the tech looked into mine hadn’t arrived too, although on their end they’d been ordered, but the lab didn’t have an order in their system. She resumbmitted online twice and when there was still no order on the lab’s end yesterday, she resubmitted by phone and yesterday they shipped out.
This morning I got an email saying they were in.
Been working on losing some weight. In the last weekish, I cut down on snacks, been eating more fruit, raw mushrooms and cucumbers, and drinking more flavored water, less pop of any way (regular and diet). I also got a waist trimming band to sweat out water weight, and have been walking the back yard with Kaiser.
Last night I weighed myself and I’m down 10 pounds 🙂
I was still happy with the themes as is, but some of the images I didn’t like…so I made new themes. I kept the settings/css all the same, but all brand new images 🙂
Today seamed to be relatively decent at work. It was busy, but not unbearable. Then I come home, in a good mood…and then I hear the bad news (which left me Numb. Chester Bennington, frontman for Linkin Park (a group that has always been one of my absolute favorite) passed away this morning by way of suicide :'(
Tuesday and Wednesday (June 27 & 28) we went to Cedar Point for our yearly 2 day trip. Tuesday was rather cold, it barely got above 70, so that day we missed the water park, but took advantage of the hotel’s pool and hot tub. Wednesday was rather warmer (it got into the 80s) and we did get to visit and enjoy the new and improved water park..
My only qualm with Cedar Point Shores (that is how they rebranded the waterpark) is the bathrooms. There’s only 2 sets of single use (two potties each) restrooms, instead of 2 or three multiple stalled ones. Makes waiting to use it be atleast a 30 minute wait.
Other than that, the trip was very good. I had gained some weight so I was turned away from a ride, but all in all it was a fantastic trip.
In the two days, I took 80+ photos, which will be added to the gallery tonight
I still find loom knitting much much easier, but recently I found a pair of bamboo knitting needles at walmart on clearance. I have metal ones but I can never get the hang with them, but since the bamboo ones were real cheap so I bought them and tested with a swatch, and although it still isn’t as easy as with a loom, it was easier than the metal needles.
Bought a new knitting loom at Walmart today. I want to make some summery lounge socks and with Red Heart’s thin yarn, my 24 peg round loom made it too holey, so I got the Boye sock loom. So far, I’m liking it 🙂