Intercourse with the Amish

Trip Start Aug 01, 2011
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Trip End Aug 12, 2011


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Flag of United States  , Pennsylvania
Sunday, August 7, 2011

Ok so here is a thing - we never booked anywhere for the night of the 7th so hit the map for a lucky pick and found Intercourse!!  I have seen bits and pieces on the Amish (pronounced Arm-ish) and they hang out there so off we drove 150 miles to Intercourse, Pennsylvania.
       On the way we were diverted through New York and into the Bronx where Brown was on a knife edge the whole time, especially when we cut up a pickup and nearly got into a fight I find it all very interesting Miss Brown however is a pile of panic.
 We skirted around Philly and headed again on the i95 (this road is longgggg) but as we got out of town Intercourse was not far off hehehe.. The Amish were driving around in horse drawn carriages with their little beards and cool hats (oh yes I bought one) We got to our motel and settled in and went in search of funny looking people (besides the ones in the mirror) and soon found some at the Amish resturant Plain and Fancy. They had a big shop there too where I found my Amish hat and took food option one (12 random people sit on a table and share food) Helen was lucky enough to sit next to a boy who told her he was from Gardner the Chair capital of the world and she should check every chair for the rest of her life for hallmarks, I on the other hand sat next to a fat Hersheys guru who knew every chocolate bar from here to China and there were quite a few!!  He also asked where we were next staying and on telling him Rahway, New Jersey ...he almost choked "My god who put you there?" were his words... Brown!!!!!
   The meal and company was great though and we lapped up every moment the people really make our trip.
      On our return to the motel they were putting on a DVD at 9pm that had been made in Intercourse and was called Witness it starred Harrison Ford and was really quite good..
   Our plans are slowly changing though and we may not make Philly we can't wait to see New Jersey we are also thinking of keeping the car so watch this space it's all change on the run.

Hmmm yes indeed. Trust Mayzeee to go 'off-piste' in the Bronx as road diversions and sat-nav couldn't agree. Whilst she was 'recalculating' and Mayzee was zig-zagging across various lanes of coned off traffic, I was sliding down in the seat trying not to look like the lost tourist with the Massechusetts number plate. Oh yeah and whoever said that in America the 2 fingers don't mean the same thing - well I think in the Bronx, they do.

Entering Intercourse it was like Children of the Corn...The Sequel. They don't smile back. They don't like photographs. And what are all those 5 pointed stars on some - but not all - of the houses? Huge metal or wooden pentagrams, some houses had 2 or 3. And the Amish do not go in for needless decoration. After some interesting speculation we decided it was for the number of offensive tourists buried under the patio...or in the corn fields.


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