Spring MCCPA Cruise to Penn's Cave and Beyond.
On Saturday April 29, MCCPA held the annual Spring Cruise. This year the Cruise started with a meet up breakfast at Perkins, followed by a stop to pick up more members. All cruised to the Penn’s Cave in Centre Hall, PA. Most went on a very cool boat trip through Penn’s Cave. Next was a bus tour through the Wildlife Park. Most agreed they were hungry, so we cruised toward Penn State to Letterman’s Sports Grill for a late lunch. Since we were so close to Penn State we headed to the Penn State Creamery for some Penn State ice cream. What a great DAY!
The Cruise had two meet up locations both ended with a briefing from the Colonel err Barb. Since too many members had cleaned their Mustangs, it rained. Luckily the weather cleared up before we reached Penn’s Cave.
We arrive and are able to park together on nice grass area. MCCPA treasurer Jen collected the money and double check the sign up list.
Off to the Visitors Center to get started.
The crystal clear water of the Cave is home to many fish, also sited was a muskrat and the resident beaver.
Penn’s Cave is the only cave in Pennsylvania on the National Register of Historic Places. It features stalactites and stalagmites, many have the appearance of recognizable shapes.
The Grounds of Penn’s Cave are beautiful. The fields of yellow dandelions are what golf course groundskeeper‘s nightmares.
Time to board the bus and see the first animals, Bison.
Next in the Wildlife tour, Deer, Elk and Rams.
The Bear thought about getting up for a treat, but decided it was too much effort.
The presentation of the Wolf enclose is much better than any I have ever seen in a zoo.
Next up was the big cats. I think the Mountain Loins belong to the same union as the Bear, but the Bobcats came out.
By the end all were starving, we headed to Letterman’s Sports Grill for a late lunch and then to Penn State Creamery for an ice cream. Special thanks to Barb and Ira Bloom and helpers Don and Charles Crust for putting on a great Spring Cruise.