Thursday, July 11, 2013

Our upcoming East Coast trip! Knoebels, here we come!!!

When I first met my friend Kozmo, back in 2010

You know what they say about the best-laid plans.  Due to weather considerations, lodging logistics, and a particular secret squirrel project I've got in the works, our original East Coast plans have been changed.  First of all, to get you up-to-date ...

My heart was absolutely yearning to revisit the parks which were affected by Hurricane Sandy, namely Rye Playland, Coney Island (Deno's Wonder Wheel Park and the historic Coney Island U.S.A. museum and sideshow), and Keansburg in N.J. (which was literally mowed down by the hurricane, and miraculously rebuilt!).  But due to the above events, we've decided to revisit another glorious park instead, the one which made it to the topper-most of my Top 5 Parks in the book, Knoebels in Elysburg, P.A.

I can't wait to see what they've done with the park since 2010, when last we wandered about the hallowed grounds.  I know they've opened a new dark ride, a mine car-themed jobby that promises to be non-stop thrills.  And I'm already salivating about the cornucopia of foodstuffs they offer; Knoebels has received the Golden Ticket award numerous times for their awesome offerings.

Ben and some fried dough.  Really EXCELLENT fried dough.

So, the Universe likes to play some wicked games sometimes.  But this time, it seems like the Mercury retrograde-infused changes may be JUST what this amusement park fan ordered.

The Grand Carousel.  Looking great at 100!