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Aug 6, 2014 - Leisurely Drive Thru Amish Countryside

We took a very leisurely ride through Amish Countryside, we saw many sights - Amish Carriages, Amish walking along the side of the road, Amish Girls on their modified bikes, laundry on clotheslines, something we have not seen in years. We ate a wonderful fried chicken at the "Plain & Fancy Restaurant". A very calming and relaxing trip.

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Jul 29, 2013 - Lancaster County Amish Country

We thought what we saw of the county was very commercial. Store fronts said they were Amish Stores with made in China merchandise. The highlight was the families in the horse drawn carriages. Lots of tourism. PEP came home to fish and caught three small bass.

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Jul 17, 2013 - The Crazy Road Trip to Pennsylvania!

Today we left for Pennsylvania around 9:30. We only got to about Delmar when Grandpa already started to sing about crazy things like stop signs,etc. When we got to Smyrna we stopped to eat lunch and use the restroom. Once leaving there I accidentally fell asleep which was a HUGE mistake. Lets just say when I woke up I said a lot of "GRANDPA'S". About a hour and a half later we arrived at Country Acres Campground!!! Wooohooo. A very hot hour was spent getting the trailer ready so we could basically live in it for 3 days. Oh and Mom, let me...

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Aug 30, 2010 - Amish Land

We have been busy eating our way through Lancaster County for the past week. We did the last of it today. Everywhere we turned around there was food of some sort. Pretzels, cheese, produce stands, canning companies (with samples of everything), meat markets, and the list goes on & on. We had to call a halt to it sometime. While we were here we took a tour of Kreider Dairy farm. They milk the cows on a carousel that hold 54 cows at a time. They get on & off by themselves. They count for 20% of their business. They have 1400 cows & 1000...

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Aug 25, 2010 - Bird-In-Hand, PA

Hi everyone, Well my mother is doing better. We left NY yesterday & arrived in Bird-In-Hand, PA. It is so nice to be here again. We're staying at Country Acres RV park on Hwy, 30. It's very nice & close to everything. We just road around and enjoyed looking at the farm land and shopping at the Amish specialty food stores. Today we took a down day to do the wash and straighten up. Of course we went out to "Good & Plenty Restaurant for dinner. It is one of the Amish family style restaurants and was really good and plenty of food. Yikes (My...

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Sep 22, 2008 - Bird in Hand, then Intercourse

Yes, you need to have Bird in Hand before one get to Intercourse. And so we did. We arrived in Bird in Hand first, and as we continued eastward on PA 340 we arrived at Intercourse. Bird in Hand was founded first, in 1734. Intercourse was founded later, in 1754. The story of the naming of Bird in Hand goes back to the laying out of the first roads. Two surveyors were apparently discussing whether they should move to the next tavern or stay at their present one. One is alleged to have said that a bird in hand is worth two in the bush, so they...

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Dec 28, 2007 - Hershey and Amish

This morning we got up and headed to the chocolate world at Hershey, Pennsylvania. We went in and walked through the tour portion and read about the beginnings of Hershey and there was a little ride that took us through a pretend factory complete with singing cows and a chocolate aroma. Sadly, Hershey does not employ oompa loompas only talking cows. This ride, of course, dumped us into Hershey souvenir heaven pilled with more chocolate than anyone could eat in a lifetime! I would say we did not buy anything but would anyone believe me???...

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Oct 8, 2007 - Amish Buggy Ride

This morning we drove to the nearby village of Bird-in-Hand to take a buggy ride through some Amish farms. We saw some of them harvesting their corn using horse-drawn equipment, of course. All their houses and farm buildings were very nice and their farms neat and orderly. We stopped at one farm where a girl came out with cookies and decorated horse shoes to sell. We were not allowed to take photos at this farm. After the buggy ride we ate lunch at the Plain & Fancy Restaurant & Country Store. I had their chicken pot pie (without crust) and...

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