Swimming and Go-Carts at Lakemont

For those of you who haven't been to Lakemont, there is more to do than just ride rides. Admittedly, there isn't much more, but for a nine year old and an eleven year old, there is plenty to keep busy.

We spent a couple of hours swimming in the pool and sliding down the slides. I'm not really sure why I'm saying "we." I am spoiled by the warm waters of North Carolina, and didn't last too long in the icy cold water of North Western PA. But, once again, I got some great pictures!!

Our girls look too much like teenagers for my liking. Would someone please tell them to stop growing up?

Another fun thing to do at Lakemont is ride the go-carts. At most parks, riding go-carts is an 'add on' that is generally so expensive that it isn't worth doing. Not so at Lakemont. When an entire day's admission is only $3 (how many times have I said that?), these extras aren't so bad.

It was a long, long day, and those girls kept us running until the park closed. They were disappointed that they didn't have time to play mini golf or get a funnel cake, but all in all, they had a great day.

When we left the park, we realized that we hadn't yet had dinner. It's hard to stop and eat when you are having so much fun! Altoona is not a particularly large town, and it was hard to find a restaurant that was open after 9pm. Fortunately, the girls are flexible and will eat just about anywhere. We ended up at a pizza joint, and all was well with the world.

Sometime around 10pm, we checked into the hotel (a wonderful Mariott Courtyard). I was afraid that I wouldn't make past the elevator without falling asleep, but those girls just wanted to keep on going! The immediately went to check out the pool to see how late it was open. Much to their disappointment, it was closed. We promised them that they could go swimming in the morning before check-out, and to bed we all went.

I'm not sure who fell asleep first, but I think it was me!


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