Haunted Weekend In Pennsylvania - My Family Travels

In October 2004, my father promised me we would go on a haunted weekend. One Friday after school, after driving about two hours from New York in the dark on a winding and foggy road, we got to the Woodloch Pines hotel. It was about midnight.   

I was tired and wanted to go to sleep but my parents wanted to go on the “Haunted Hayride.” Thinking that it would be some stupid hayride for toddlers that was not scary, I was not too excited about going on it. But boy was I wrong. The hayride goes through trails in the woods and is terrifying. They have parts of the hayride from various movies such as “The Village” and “The Ring” (which I thought was the scariest part).  

When we got into our hotel room at about one o’clock I saw that it was really nice. There was one bedroom, two bathrooms and a living room. It also had a Gamecube and internet on the TV.  

When I woke up the next morning, we went to the hotel’s restaurant (it holds over 800 people). When I looked at the schedule of activities that was put on each table, I was amazed.  

I thought this weekend was going to be boring, but they had a lot of things to do such as bumper cars, bumper boats, boat tours, rowboats, paddleboats, go karts, a shooting range (.22 rifles and paintball guns), batting cages, bicycle riding and more. They also have a nice exercise room, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. They also had a big screen TV lounge where they showed three movies daily, including the likes of “A Cinderella Story,” “The Day After Tomorrow” and “Master and Commander.”  

Overall Woodloch Pines was terrific. It had something for everyone to do. While my parents were watching the musical at night in this fancy nightclub, I could stay in the room and watch “The Anchorman” on TV. (For someone younger, they had a babysitter service.) The food was great, the staff was nice and we never ran out of things to do.  

I enjoyed my stay at Woodloch Pines and recommend that you go there to. Look on their website, www.woodloch.com, for the rules about this year’s Halloween contest too.

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