In reading one of the threads on PointBuzz, I realized that next year will mark the end of my continuous string of season passes to Cedar Point. I've had them 11 straight seasons. I watched four roller coasters grow up and a boat load of other changes.
This doesn't mean I won't visit next year. At the very least, I suspect, we'll come in for BooBuzz. Even if we were still in Cleveland, with the baby you can pretty much rule out the spring, and I've never been a July and August visitor anyway. We hope to visit Carowinds and maybe Dominion, so I think a pass might still happen anyway, but not until we have a better picture of post-baby-and-new-job travel potential.
Of course, I'm not going to abandon PointBuzz or anything. That site has been with me for those eleven years! If anything, I think that the new job will give me a bigger toolbox of skills from which to make the site better. Since I tend to be the code monkey and Walt tends to be the content guy (though I'll miss doing video stuff), it's probably less critical that I be geographically close to the park.
These last few weeks, we'll definitely make it a point to visit as much as possible. Last weekend made me think a lot about the good old days up there, and the good new days that have come sense. My best man works there, I've been visiting since at least 1976 and countless friendships are rooted in the park. It has been a significant part of my life for a very long time. It'll be very hard for May to come and not be there opening day.