Tim Dehring

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Geauga Lake 2011

The Life and Death of Geauga Lake Amusement Park

Do you have time for a tale? Sit back, relax, and dive into the interesting and timeless case of Geauga Lake, a tiny family park that started humbly enough, before rocketing overnight into international headlines by combining with a full-sized SeaWorld to create the world’s largest Six Flags.

A gargantuan park of mega-coasters, killer whales, dizzying flat rides, a Batman water ski show, dolphins, log flumes, Hurricane Harbor, and motion simulators for one price, Six Flags Worlds of Adventure was conceptually prepared to become the best theme park on Earth.

Theme Park Tourist

I’ll admit: I visited Sea World with my family in the early 90s as a pre-teen, and so I don’t recall much about Geauga Lake. However, I was aware of Six Flags Worlds of Adventure while in college but never visited. I didn’t realize that it was the world’s largest amusement park for a short time. Even worse, I’m ashamed to admit that even as an Ohio citizen, I never knew it closed down just shy of 8 years ago until reading this article.

Sit back, grab a drink, and read the incredible history of Geauga Lake Amusement Park. Side note: I despise the conglomerate known as Cedar Fair Entertainment Company.


Image credit: Jeremy Thompson
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, Ohio

Marblehead Lighthouse State Park

Yesterday was probably one of the better days so far this spring weather-wise. So, Jess and I took the kids out to Marblehead Lighthouse State Park in Marblehead, OH.

Honestly, it couldn’t have been a better day; unless, of course, the temps were a little warmer than 55°F. It didn’t help that the cool air from Lake Erie was gently blowing, but that didn’t stop me from getting a few pics before we left.

This is one of my favorites from the set of images taken, and it isn’t too bad considering I used my iPhone 5 instead of our normal camera.

Hopefully the weather just gets better here on out, and I think for the first time, I’ll be using just my iPhone camera just to see what kind of pics I can get out of it.

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