Thursday, August 21, 2014

Amish Country

After exploring Hershey, we hopped in the van for a trip to Amish Country.  We didn't know what we could do there, but didn't care.  We just wanted to go play.

The first thing we noticed were the buggies & horses hitched up everywhere.

We actually got lucky enough to find a place where an Amish man was willing to take us on a ride on his buggy & show us some of the farms in the area.  We waited patiently for his horses to get rested before boarding for our fun tour.

Amish Country is gorgeous.  Everything is green & beautiful & the farms are just picturesque.

Sam was our tour guide & he made our ride a whole lot of fun.  Fun fact: Did you know that the Amish speak German in their homes & only learn English during their school years so they can converse with the outside world?  Trek enjoyed speaking German with him.

Seeing all their laundry hanging outside their homes gave me a headache.  ha ha ha.  I can't even imagine how hard that would be to do day after day after day.  I have a hard enough time keeping up with laundry at the Potter house.

When a teenage boy turns 16 years old, his parents give him his own buggy as a sweet sixteen gift.  This home had 2 teenage boys living there.

We even stopped by one farm, where a girl was selling homemade root beer & lemonade as well as some yummy baked goods.

The scenery here is just plain gorgeous.

Our tour lasted about 40 minutes.  It was a blast.  Even the kids had fun.

We had a blast exploring Amish Country.  The food was great, the shops were super fun, & the buggy tour was the highlight of my day.

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