Saturday, June 8, 2013

Park Day!

Knoebels Amusement probably one of my favorite childhood memories! It's not your every day amusement park...This place holds a lot of history and has a ton of character. First off, it's free to enter the park and walk around...enjoy the beauty and fresh air. Free as you ride..affordable games! You actually don't feel guilty playing..and then losing! haha... and then surprising yourself and winning! Lastly, it's a place to make memories!

As a family, my Parents would take us camping to Knoebels every year! A big group of us would go and wow was it fun! Did I mention they have a huge pool!? With water-slides? I couldn't wait each year..for memorial day weekend!

I haven't been back in about 15 years...yeah that's a long time! As I entered the park with my Husband and Son I found myself overwhelmed. All those memories came running back...a little too fast. Don't get me wrong, I was sooo happy! Though at the same time..I wanted to go back to those days...I found myself a little sad too. It's funny how certain places can bring back such strong memories which then turn into feelings....which then make you feel overwhelmed :) :)

We went on exactly three rides :)  Andrew is still a little guy...:) 
Our very first ever amusement park ride......

The Train!

I didn't have to hold him...but I wanted to :)

Next up..was the mini carousel with Daddy.

He is laughing in the 2nd picture :)

Then we went on the big one! The music was much louder which Andrew wasn't into..but once we got moving he was fine..

As I mentioned above, the games are super cheap...and such fun. We had to play my favorite!!! Fishing :)

My friends and I would play this game all.the.time. was the highlight of our trip. Not exactly why..but it just was. If you could have heard me while I was fishing with Andrew...I was so excited!

Basically, you take the "fishing pole" which has a magnet at the end of the string...into the water with fish floating by..Each fish has a number to a specific prize :) Yes, that simple...yes THAT EXCITING :) A winner each time!!

We didn't have enough time to go swimming..but we will next time. As we were walking out I had to go and check it out at least. It was exactly how I remembered it! Not a lot has changed..

It was a great day...making new memories!

We were playing the frog game..haven't played this game in over 10 years... I think I got 3 in a row at one point! Those games make you feel like a kid! Andrew just about had it at this was he was ready for some AC with a nap! Plus, I think there was a ride next to us making a lot of noise. But we walked away with three prizes for our Drew!

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