Christmas Time Birthday's Are OK

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. ~Mary Ellen Chase

Off To Knott's Berry Farm For Paul's 66th Birthday Celebration Start

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Thanks for the Happy Birthday wishes

Off To Knott's


I was supposed to be a rainy day!  Haw! We scared away the rain

66th Birthday At Kotts Berry Farm
The Chicken Dinner Restaurant

Did you know? - In 1934, to make ends meet, Knott's wife Cordelia (1890–1974) reluctantly began serving fried chicken dinners on their wedding china. For dessert, Knott's signature Boysenberry Pie was also served to guests dining in the small tea room. As Southern California developed, Highway 39 became the major north-south connection between Los Angeles County and the beaches of Orange County, and the restaurant's location was a popular stopping point for drivers making the two hour trip in those days before freeways. Until Interstate 605 and State Route 57 were built in the late 1960s, Highway 39 (now known in Orange County as Beach Boulevard) continued to carry the bulk of the traffic between eastern Los Angeles and Orange County.

66th Birthday At Kotts Berry Farm
Euphorbia pulcherrima tree

Did you know? - Euphorbia pulcherrima, commonly known as poinsettia or noche buena, is a species of flowering plant indigenous to Mexico and Central America. The name "poinsettia" is after Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first United States Minister to Mexico, who introduced the plant into the US in 1828. It is also called the Atatürk flower.

First Things First... Time To Eat

66th Birthday At Kotts Berry Farm
Little kids thought Paul was Santa

66th Birthday At Kotts Berry Farm
Not very crowded

66th Birthday At Kotts Berry Farm
It was a tad cool this afternoon

66th Birthday At Kotts Berry Farm
Can you find the ugly man in this picture? Hint: Look in the mirror

66th Birthday At Kotts Berry Farm
Everybody loves trains

66th Birthday At Kotts Berry Farm

66th Birthday At Kotts Berry Farm

Did you know? - In 1952 work began to grade and lay track for a grand circle rail route for recently acquired authentic narrow gauge C-19 engines No. 340 from the Denver & Rio Grande and No. 41 from the Rio Grande & Southern, historic locomotives from Colorado. They would haul a yellow combination baggage/coach No. 103 "Calico" and several other vintage wooden passenger coaches filled with delighted guests on round trip excursions when the route was completed in 1953.

The Durango parlor car, the Silverton observation sleeper and the B-20 "Edna" Business cars were held with the caboose on sidings during normal operation. Whether in the heavyweight steam train or the light duty Galloping Goose No. 3, the highlight most guests remember are the train robbers of the Knott's Scenic Route of the Ghost Town & Calico Railway.

66th Birthday At Kotts Berry Farm
As tall as the sky

66th Birthday At Kotts Berry Farm
The Courthouse

66th Birthday At Kotts Berry Farm
Beware of the inside

Did you know? - The Calico Saloon was the featured building fronting Calico Square. A tiny stage was located above the West end of the balcony, later it was replaced by a wide formal stage, south behind the bar. It hosted a variety show inside with a piano player, a few vaudeville routines, and dancing girls performing the Can-Can. A wide stairway led up to the interior and outside balconies. The inside balcony provided additional seating and tables, along with the best view of the show. A pair of baskets operated like a dumbwaiter to lift meal orders up to the waitress there.

66th Birthday At Kotts Berry Farm
They look so innocent

66th Birthday At Kotts Berry Farm
We were relaxed and then....

66th Birthday At Kotts Berry Farm
Carri knew what was about to happen

66th Birthday At Kotts Berry Farm
She is a BIG girl

66th Birthday At Kotts Berry Farm
Paul tried to run away but....

66th Birthday At Kotts Berry Farm
Everybody ran... Paul was singing

66th Birthday At Kotts Berry Farm
Oh oh... Her husband returns

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Paul has some serous 'splainin' to do!

The Birdcage Theater Was Celebrating 25 Years

66th Birthday At Kotts Berry Farm
Two shows today... Gift Of The Maji Was First

Did you know? - "The Gift of the Magi" is a short story written by O. Henry (a pen name for William Sydney Porter), about a young married couple and how they deal with the challenge of buying secret Christmas gifts for each other with very little money. As a sentimental story with a moral lesson about gift-giving, it has been a popular one for adaptation, especially for presentation during the Christmas season. The plot and its "twist ending" are well-known, and the story and its lesson are sometimes subverted for the sake of irony or humor. It was allegedly written at Pete's Tavern on Irving Place in New York City.

66th Birthday At Kotts Berry Farm
Loads of fun!

One Must See Santa

66th Birthday At Kotts Berry Farm

66th Birthday At Kotts Berry Farm

66th Birthday At Kotts Berry Farm
The newest reindeer... Horny!

The Bottle House Dates To 1948

66th Birthday At Kotts Berry Farm

Did you know? - The Bottle House was built in (1948) and houses a collection of ancient coin operated amusements, gambling devices, along with elaborate and rare music boxes from France, Switzerland, and Germany.

66th Birthday At Kotts Berry Farm

66th Birthday At Kotts Berry Farm

Great afternoon but time to change and head towards the beach to visit Rogers and the Five Crowns

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