Lancaster County, PA -- Amish Country

Trip Start May 19, 2013
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Trip End Jul 03, 2013


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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

While driving from Lititz, PA to Kennett Square, PA (to spend the night), we were pleasantly surprised to find out that our route took us through a region of Amish farms.

We saw quite a few of their carts traveling along the road... some enclosed, some open, some tiny ones (almost like a child's wagon, but made out of wood) pulled by a little pony. We took some pictures, but found out later, when Ruth asked the proprietor at an Amish country store, that it was against their religion to have their pictures taken, but that they couldn't really stop us if we took them from afar.

While we were stopped to take some pictures of the beautiful Amish landscapes and farms (but not the people), an Amish man on a push scooter (with two glass gallon jugs of fresh milk in his handlebar basket) stopped and greeted us and asked where we were from. We had a pleasant, albeit rather short, conversation.

As noted above we stopped at an Amish country store -- it was FILLED with handmade goods -- beautiful quilts (expensive!), pillows, and other linen goods, canned goods, baked goods, etc. We found a really nice doormat (at a really nice price, we thought) and couldn't resist a pumpkin moon pie and half a shoo-fly pie. The moon pie was delicious. [Added later: When we had the shoo-fly pie in Cape May, it was very good -- not too sweet and a nice combination of pie texture (kind of like pecan pie filling without the pecans, but molasses flavored) below with a layer of spice cake texture and flavor above and covered with a thick finely-textured crumb topping. Mmmm. Mmmm.]

After a few more photo stops, we proceeded on towards Kennett Square.
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