Saturday morning after taking Nana to work, Hannah, Papa and I drove back to The Amish Village that we’d noticed the previous evening.
It was so interesting to learn much about the Amish lifestyle and their homes. I was surprised to see a mixer similar to a Kitchen Aid in the kitchen. She said that some families have gas generators to help with chores in the barn and families run air compressors from that and then power appliances such as mixers and fridges with air. I thought that was neat!
One of the things we’d hoped to do this trip was take a ride with a horse and buggy. This was as close as we got but it’s something fun to look forward to another visit.
(The teacher at the schoolhouse gave us directions to quaint Amish bookstore called ‘Gordonville Books’. We visited there after leaving here and I couldn’t believe how many wonderful books they had and such great prices too! I purchased some pre-readers featuring ‘The Bobbsey Twins’ as well as a hard cover compilation of the ‘Dick and Jane’ stories I learned to read with many, many years ago! Hannah is thoroughly enjoying them and we read them almost daily.)
It was such a treat to learn more about the 30,000 Amish people that live in the Lancaster area. After leaving the village we went our for a drive. I know they don’t like people to take their picture so I respected that but I wish I’d caught a horse and buggy from that back after it passed by. One thing we did see were these farm houses with huge lines of laundry drying in the wind.
If you have the opportunity to visit Lancaster, PA, please do! It’s a picturesque area filled with beautiful people. Hannah and I visited a farmer’s market in the afternoon and that was a neat experience too.
Lancaster – we’ll be visiting again for sure!