Vacation Day

Today was a vacation day – a day with the family. We ventured to Cedar Point along with a neighbor family. We all had a great time, even though only my 8-year-old daughter and I could test some of the roller coasters because of the 48-inch height restriction.

While waiting in line my analytical mind often strayed to issues of safety and health. I observed the operations of the rides and the way the staff treated people – all seemed excellent. I observed how parents, including myself, parented their children – what a tough job but with great rewards. I checked for healthy lifestyles – not a very good place to demonstrate healthy food choices but the number of people smoking does seem to be down. Thank goodness.