Lazy Rivers & Plague Doctors

The weekend following Labor Day (yes, I’m STILL catching up) was Riptide 2022 at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio. It’s a several day competition of Rivals of Aether and Smash Brothers. Mr. C&M competed and the rest of us got to tag along at a significantly reduced price thanks to the tournament. Mr. and Mrs. Ignited Moth kindly joined us and made the long weekend SO much more fun.

For two days, we had the entire waterpark pretty much to ourselves. No lines for the slides, no one else cruising the lazy river. No children screaming. THAT was the life. Swim up bars might be my new favorite thing. Especially when it was actually a swim up hot tub. I think our bones were cooked to jelly by the time we left.

It was the relaxing weekend (except for Mr. C&M, he was stressed competing) that we all needed. We plan to make this an annual event.

Note to anyone thinking of going to Kalahari – the booze is very expensive and only one drink was really worth the money. Food was also expensive but incredibly good. There is plenty to do in the resort. We didn’t leave other than to get supplies for the entire 4 days we were there. The arcade is NOT worth it. The crane machines purposely drop your grab halfway to the hole, every single time. How did we get the plushies below? TOO much money and some were purchased at the convention.

I’ve also decided to keep a travel notebook. It’s a fun way to track what we did while on vacation and also a good reference guide for when we return to places. (This place had amazing food! This place was garbage!)

Does anyone else keep a travel notebook? What fun things do you keep in there?

Special thanks to the Moths for making our weekend an absolute blast and being the BEST travel buddies! ❀

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12 thoughts on “Lazy Rivers & Plague Doctors

    1. He did okay. The way they set up the brackets is really stupid. His first match was supposed to be against a non-ranking person. That person didn’t show so then he faced the top 5 player in the world at the game. D: He lost that one obviously. Then in losers bracket, his first battle didn’t show either and he lost his second match. That one he kicks himself for because he said he did something stupid.
      He has another competition coming up in Detroit in October. That one is nice because it’s only an hour from our house.

  1. I just grabbed a notebook to ready myself for October 1st. I plan on starting a horror diary. Since the pandemic started I have recorded my Friday night movie and the date, but that’s it. Some weeks, there are a LOT more movies than that, and I want to make notes of which I liked and maybe a couple of words describing why.

    1. That’s awesome! What a fun idea. πŸ˜€
      I’ve been slacking in the horror movie department. I’ve been watching a lot of Homestead Rescue instead. Lol.
      Did you see the announcement for the new season of Dragula coming next month??

  2. Sounds like a great event – or just a great chance to relax if not playing the games. πŸ™‚ I think in order to have a travel notebook, I’d need to actually travel beyond work and back, so no go here for the time being.
    Also – I see you have some kind of Death Metal t-shirt on! Apparently according to the internet I need to gatekeep now. So please describe the drumtrack on the second track of their third album in detail. Never mind the fact that I can’t tell who the band is from your shirt!

    1. Ahahaha! The best part about the shirt is that it’s our friend from New York’s new band. Festergore. They just started recording so I can’t do either of those things! πŸ˜›
      It was a great pretty stressless weekend. I think we need that in our lives at minimum, once a year. πŸ˜‰

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