Fort Indiantown Gap

Fort Indiantown Gap

PostBy: DOUG On: Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:59 pm

Hi guys, I have to take a trip later this month to the Eastern PennDot Training Facility, near Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on hotels/motels to stay in for the week. I never been there and would like it to be fairly close. I'm enrolled in the PennDot's School Bus Instructor Coordinator Institute, being held at the Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa, Training Facility on Shale Road. Any help?

Also, since I'm out you guys way, Pittsburgh slang :lol: , I'd like to visit a few places, if the time allows. I'd like to see some Anthracite Coal Stove dealers. Anyone have a secret hole in the wall diner or food establishment I should visit? :idea:

Thanks for the help, DOUG :)
DOUG
 
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Re: Fort Indiantown Gap

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:24 pm

Doug, ask that question to PennDot, or the person that set up your trip. They probably have a list of nearby hotels to the training facility.
Also, AAA could set you up with a hotel, if your a member.
Also, you can use Google/Maps to locate the town, then type in 'Hotels' to find hotels in the area.
Good Luck! :D
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Re: Fort Indiantown Gap

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:13 pm

I found a couple, within 2 or 3 miles....
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Re: Fort Indiantown Gap

PostBy: DOUG On: Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:49 pm

Thanks, I was given a listing of hotels/motels and directions from PennDot. I was hoping for some inside local information from a few members which live around there which may help make my decision on where to stay, good local places to eat and coal places to visit. Thanks for the response though. DOUG :)
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Stove/Furnace Model: CLAYTON 1600

Re: Fort Indiantown Gap

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:31 pm

Doug wants the inside scoop to the local dives that have great food and lodging.
Where do the locals go to get theirs.
There are a bunch of pizza shops here but only a few do I go to and only one is the best.
You would drive right by this place and not think twice!
Local Color abounds!
The best pizza and they have been there 30 years!
If you don't want to let loose of the best places atleast tell him where not to go!
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Re: Fort Indiantown Gap

PostBy: zeeklu On: Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:04 am

I don't if your into cars but this place great.http://www.aacamuseum.org/ There is lots of stuff besides cars. Buses,trucks,motorcycles and all kinds of other stuff. This place has great chicken and isn't too far.http://www.kauffmansbbq.com/ Chris
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Re: Fort Indiantown Gap

PostBy: DOUG On: Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:18 am

Thanks zeeklu. :idea: DOUG
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Re: Fort Indiantown Gap

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:00 am

DOUG wrote:Thanks, I was given a listing of hotels/motels and directions from PennDot. I was hoping for some inside local information from a few members which live around there which may help make my decision on where to stay, good local places to eat and coal places to visit. Thanks for the response though. DOUG :)

There is a Alaska stove dealer Right in Joenstown PA you might want to go to . Harman stove company is not to far
away. It you get on I-81 and go north to Exit 104 107 112 116 & 124 you could see a few coal breakers. As far as food most of the Family Owned Dinner are a good Place to eat . lodging will be you typical Name brands Places . Have Fun enjoy your trip. Note most of the breakers are closed on Saturday this time of year But you can still see most of them .
The stove Co. should be Open call first.

http://www.manta.com/c/mm39p1v/jono-hardware
Alaska Dealer in Jonestown


http://www.harmanstoves.com/Default.asp
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


http://www.keystoker.com/

http://www.readingstove.com/company.html
The Stove Company is on 601 Nichols Street Pottsville Pa 17901


The signs will say franklin coal co. They never change the name when they bought the breaker Exit 104 Route 125 Ravive PA - I-81

Exit 107 - I-81

Exit 107 - I-81

Exit 107 - I-81

Exit 107 Route 209 - I-81

Exit 112 Route 25 - I-81

Exit 112 Route 25 - I-81

Exit 116 Route 901 - I-81

Exit 124 Route 61 N - I-81
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Re: Fort Indiantown Gap

PostBy: DOUG On: Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:50 pm

Thank you coal berner! I'll have to see if I have time to check some of those places out. :idea: :) DOUG
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Re: Fort Indiantown Gap

PostBy: DOUG On: Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:29 pm

Hi Guys,

I just got back from Fort Indiantown Gap, PA. What a beautiful area. I visited a few places while I was there. I was at PennDot's traing center, Reading Stove Company, Kaufmanns BBQ, and checked out some of the older military aircraft. I had a good time and now back to work.
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Re: Fort Indiantown Gap

PostBy: coal berner On: Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:03 pm

DOUG wrote:Hi Guys,

I just got back from Fort Indiantown Gap, PA. What a beautiful area. I visited a few places while I was there. I was at PennDot's traing center, Reading Stove Company, Kaufmanns BBQ, and checked out some of the older military aircraft. I had a good time and now back to work.
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Should of stop at the Reading stove Factory in Pottsville or the Keystoker factory if you where at the Reading stove store you went passed Keystoker and Readings factory keystoker is off of route 61aswell as Reading factory
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Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Fort Indiantown Gap

PostBy: DOUG On: Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:34 pm

I wish I knew they were that close. I would have loved to see them. Oh well, maybe next trip. Thanks.
DOUG
 
Stove/Furnace Make: CHUBBY, D.S.MACHINE BOILER
Stove/Furnace Model: CLAYTON 1600