We took Katie, Jesse and two of their friends to our local amusement park the day after the Fourth. Unbelievably, the park was empty for most of the day (remember that scene, when the Griswolds drive into the parking lot of a closed Wally World at the end of Family Vacation? It was like that, without the tears). We walked on to just about every ride. The longest we waited in line was about 5 minutes. That’s the way to enjoy these parks…. A visit to ValleyFair was the main family outing Jesse wanted to make this summer. We’re staying close to home this summer and trying to visit some of the local sights during the kids’ vacation. Up next: Duluth and Bayport, Wis.

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