Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Back to Knott's, Pt. 1

Four years have passed by since my last visit to Knott's Berry Farm; I'd say I was overdue, wouldn't you? True to form, I arrived before opening. Nothing like having time to get my bearings and a few photos before the deluge of guests arrive. The Independence Hall replica is still there. One of these days I'll check out the inside!

Arriving on Grand Avenue, we decided to catch a little breakfast before visiting Ghost Town.

What?!? I didn't order biscuits and gravy! Guess I'll have to suffer through them. Boy were they good.

The waffle arrived, and I was quickly kicked into carb overload!

Afterwards we strolled through the gift shop. It was nice to see some of the vintage paintings on display.

The fountain outside of Virginia's is still in operation. Love that spitting frog!

California's State Flower, the Poppy, was in full bloom:

I was able to get a shot of the entrance ticket booths before the crowds lined up. I was surprised that even on a Monday, there was a long line. The fact that it was a holiday probably had some influence on that!

Finally reached my destination: GHOST TOWN!

Come back tomorrow for Part 2! I need to work off those breakfast carbs in the meantime!

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WaltsMusic said...

Nice pictures Dave! Especially the food :-) I was at an antique mall in Duluth MN this weekend and found a package of items from someone's trip to the west coast in 1948. Included was a booklet "The Knott's Berry Farm Story", 4 copies of the Knott's Tea Room menu, Menus from San Diego Zoo Cafe, Jorgensen's Danish Restaurant in Seattle, and one from Northwestern Railroad. Looks like they had a grand time!

outsidetheberm said...

What?! You have not seen the interior of Knott's Independence Hall? There's an impressive presentation in there that's only missing a few animatronics for full effect. I wish you would have said something to me. Next time, Dave!

Great photos, as always!

Janey said...

Four years!? Well, so much has changed! And for the good for the most part!

I simply ADORE Independence Hall over there. What is nice is you can check it out any time really, as it is free. I highly recommend visiting on the Fourth of July. They do a lot of fun special stuff then.

I still have yet to do breakfast at Chicken Dinner though. It certainly looks yummy!

Can't wait to see your photos and read your thoughts on your visit!


beachgal said...

Just a little correction -- that's not a California poppy - that's an ornamental poppy that is commonly blooming this time of year. It looks like it's part of the Papaver somniferum family of poppies, some call it the Opium Poppy. They are really pretty, but the flowers go very quickly. I remember Knotts from the late 40s when there was little there.

JFSinIL said...

Independence Hall is a least for us former S. Ca schoolkids. Classic elementary field trip. I still have my replica paper money from the 13 states somewhere.

Daveland said...

Ken - I've been inside...just not in years! Probably about 2 cameras ago!

Janey - The biscuits and gravy are awesome!

Beachgal - You must have been a schoolteacher! Corrections are your forte!