Knott’s Berry Farm plays a huge role in my childhood:
- The first time I knew (from the back seat of the car) what the parents were spelling and it happened to be Knott’s Berry Farm
- The celebration place for winning the 6th grade spelling bee
- The meeting place for family get-togethers
With my second cousins, me in the middle wearing a dress (picked up from school)
Me in 2020, sitting (without thinking) in the same place as I did back in 1961-62
Two months after our wedding, we’d just bought a new Mustang and headed down to Knott’s Berry Farm and Disneyland to test drive the car. It’s been 24 years since then and our last trip to Knott’s Berry Farm (other than breakfast at Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant.
Knott’s is doing a fabulous job with contactless temp and bag checks. We didn’t even know it was happening. Arriving at opening, the crowds were low and we felt safe throughout our visit. The food was awesome, especially the Pastrami Tater Tots and Apple Cheesecake Trifle. We even did the Trick or Treat trail (and why didn’t Disneyland do this? Too busy playing the “all or nothing” game, as we see it.).
We brought back some Boysenberry Turnovers (2 for the room and 2 to take home), and a box of Chicken to go. We also finally got the Kitty Clock we’d had our eyes on since that first trip – boysenberry to honor our Knott’s Berry Farm trip (plus a couple of T-shirts and some Boysenberry Taffy).
We’re still hoping Disneyland offers something like this during the holidays. If not, we may be back for Knott’s. I’m pretty sure they’ll transition into the holidays once Fall O’Ween ends on November 1st.
Here are a few photos and more in today’s YouTube video:
Welcome to Ghost Town, 24 years later
Rich’s turn with the Ladies
Rich begins the Trick or Treat Trail – how long has it been since he’s gone trick or treating? lol!
Pastrami Tots (re-creating this recipe for tonight’s dinner)
Caramel Apple Cheesecake Trifle
Sausage Roll and Mexican Corn (Boysenberry Cobbler Beer and Boysenberry Wine
Headless Meatball and Shrimp Curry
Boysenberry Kitty Clock