Thursday, November 10, 2016

amish country

We took a trip to Amish country this past weekend!

We made many trips to PA when I was a kid so we tried to recreate some of those memories for the kids.  One of them being staying in a train car!

The kids thought it was great!

Here is a view of the inside.  Those beds were more comfortable when I was a kid!

We ate breakfast in a dining car.

There was a petting zoo at the hotel that the kids enjoyed visiting each day.

Emmy keeps talking about this pregnant goat.

There is so much farmland here.  It's such a peaceful way of life up there.

I was interested in the covered bridges on this visit.  Most of the bridges weren't functioning.  

We happened to find a bridge to drive through on the last day.

I never managed to get a picture of the standard Amish buggy.  

We went on a buggy ride.  I was bummed because it was more like a covered wagon from the Oregon Trail than an Amish buggy but the kids liked it and Jason said it was better for viewing the scenery.

Our driver was raised Amish but eventually left that way of life, but he was very knowledgeable and answered many of our questions about the Amish and Mennonite. 

Strasburg railroad was right down the street from us and the trains came right by our hotel.

We got out and took pictures in one of the covered bridges.

We were there on Sunday and not many things were opened.  Jason had been told about Lapp Family dairy farm and wanted to visit.  We stumbled on it on Sunday and saw that they opened early on Monday so we made our way there before heading out of town.  

The kids were stoked to have ice cream for breakfast.  It was so good!

The kids each got a few Amish souvenirs to bring home.

We had a great trip and hopefully made some lasting impressions and memories for the kids.

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