Monday, August 31, 2015
Our Pine Crest Cottage at Knoebels Grove Amusement Park in Elysburg PA
We are sitting in the Philly Airport waiting for our plane home to Tallahassee. We had a wonderful week in the park with family and friends. 18 family members showed up - along with 12 friends. 4 of my former students surprised us with a visit. Lulu and I spent 7 nights there. Our family spent the 3 night weekend.
Several people have asked for pictures of the cottage - here is a video with pictures to follow.
The park sits in a heavily wood glen about 15 miles from Bloomsburg PA. There are several cottages and camp sites scattered around the park. Admission - parking - museums - and entertainment are free. One pays to enjoy the rides. There is a wonderful selection of reasonably priced food - including the famous sit-down restaurant - The Alamo. Rides cost from $1 to $3.
The extended family enjoyed a swim in the giant cold pool which included several slides.
A highlight of the trip was enjoying a train ride with cousin Carl - he is an engineer at the park.
Temperatures in the day rose to the low 80s - in the evenings it dropped into the 50s. We had no rain at all. We were able to sleep at night with the windows open.
We had a camp fire that we used almost every night. We also grilled a lunch for 14 on Saturday.
Knoebels Grove is a diamond in the rough in the Anthracite Coal Region of Pennsylvania. It has been selected by several magazines as one of the top family amusement parks in the country. It has topped the list as the number one bargain in America.