So, when we spent a night in Lancaster County, one of the things I most wanted to see was the Amish way of living. Of course, I knew I was going to look like one of those clueless tourists who stick out like a sore thumb.
|Relaxing at our B&B|
When we walked into our room I couldn't figure out where the bathroom was. But it was there, hidden behind the large doors. Originally the house had a large cistern system and the cistern was hidden behind these doors.
|The view from the parking lot of the miniature golf place|
The next morning after our amazing breakfast, complete with shoofly pie for dessert, we went out to be tourists. We found a place where we could get a ride in an Amish buggy. Our "guide" was an Amish man who does not own the tour company, but is hired by them.
|It was Monday and wash day|
After that we went to the Amish Village, which was advertised as a "working Amish farm". Ha! Ha! I guess it had been a farm, but there it was between Target and CiCi's Pizza.
|A typical Amish sitting room set up for Sabbath worship. Notice the lights...kind of takes away from the authenticity of it!|
|No time is wasted spent making a friend. Stitched during the 9th year of my life and I hated every minute of it.|
|This time of artwork is allowed...a hand stitched family tree|
From there we went to a model of the Tabernacle run by the Mennonite Information Center. I wouldn't say we learned much from it, but we were both amazed by the size of the tabernacle when it was set up. It's pretty incredible that it could be that big, yet taken down and carried from place to place. We weren't allowed to take pictures of the model itself.
Our B&B hosts told us that if we had said something to them they could have arranged for us to eat with an Amish family. Oh well, next time. We ended our day by driving through the countryside on our way back to the main highway and home.