Sunday, February 27, 2011

A little fun in Amish Country

Loved this sign in a Mennonite shop

3 Amish men with a chain saw and one precariously placed ladder

Working, authentic, Amish farm

Gate to an Amish cemetery established in the 1700s

Insert your own joke here

As mentioned in my last post, I drove up to Pennsylvania for a singles "ski" trip this weekend. The skiing is quite optional. There were about 40-50 singles there, with odds of 5 girls to every 1 guy. I looked around the room at one point, and saw 5 -6 girls and one guy at each table. Downright laughable.
I saw a few old familiar faces, and made a few new friends as well. On Saturday I joined a few of the new friends for a trip to Lancaster County (for you non-Easterners, that is pronounced "LANK-uh-ster."), better known as Amish Country. I had never been there before, and I really enjoyed it. I'd love to go back someday with just one or two friends (or just my sister Nats) and have a leisurely day there.
We learned about the differences between Mennonites and the Amish, which was informative and helpful. Here in Roanoke we see Mennonites on occasion, as there are a few offshoots of them nearby. We heard a few Amish accents, took a buggy ride (with a very amusing tour guide), and discovered the joys of shoo-fly pie. Unrelated, I have a new favorite food!
It was a great weekend, and I am glad I got up the guts, money, time, and energy to go. My little break from reality really helped lift my spirits and, well, it was just fun! I haven't had FUN in a really long time. I can't begin to tell you how much it meant to me to feel happy, free, and fun again. So glad I did it!


  1. Since we just moved from Lancaster I totally love this post. The funny thing is we live around more Amish people now then we did in Lancaster. And yes, we LOVE shoofly pie. Come visit us next time :).

  2. So glad you had fun.
    Hope those men thought they were in heaven! If not - - dismissed!


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