Many of these pics were taken from our car as we were driving five miles an hour behind one of these:
They are everywhere!! In fact, on the first day when we got back to my brother's house from Philadelphia, we turned onto main street in Akron (where my brother and sister-in-law were living at the time) and there was a buggy right in front of us. :)
It's so strange to see them everywhere... literally....
|And then you see these.... This one is a "tourist" attraction. Can't blame them for wanting to make money from tourists I suppose, right?!|
|And my personal favorite. The one with the car seat. Safety first! We even pulled over to get this picture. Classy right?! ;)|
|Welcome to Wal-Mart. Yes. Wal-Mart. There's a barn. For the Amish. How does that work? Really.... I mean don't the Amish people denounce all things modern like electricity? But they'll go to Wal-Mart?! Love it.|
So aside from seeing Lancaster County countryside everyday... an interesting mix of Amish and modern... we went to the Amish farms. Basically, you drive up to their house and they each sell different things. Mostly jams, jellies, pies, whoopie pies.... some sell plants from their greenhouses.... others quilts from their basements. I felt *slightly* guilty about taking their photos (it is against their beliefs), so I don't have many.
Here is one of the roadside stands:
|Isn't it quaint? They had some yummy whoopie pies too!|
And then there is the Amish Village...
|I love this picture of my brother -- too funny!! It's a gas powered washing machine. No electricity, so they will use it. The Amish also use a gas powered iron. It just looks dangerous!|
|There were even buggies to climb in for pictures. Great touristy trap!|
I had a great time seeing Amish Country... it was picturesque. All about the crafty stuff. And the people were really nice! I most enjoyed the quilt shop that I didn't get pictures of. All the quilts are handmade. Some are machine pieced now, but all are quilted by hand. I can't wait to go back there and choose one for myself!
In the meantime, here is one last picture of the countryside...
Hope you enjoyed this little peek at the Amish County in Lancaster County Pennsylvania!