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Lancaster County

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  • Day7

    North to Ronks

    July 6 in the United States

    Today we left the Capital, after one last, supreme breakfast at the Embassy Suites. First stop was the Gettysburg Visitor Center and Museum. Our visit there started with a short, introductory film about the events leading up to the important battle that took place there during the American Civil War between the Confederate and Union forces. Following the film, we watched a short battlefield presentation on a large cyclorama. It was an immersive experience in which you are standing in the middle of the battle that is raging all around you. We then toured the museum with its extensive collection of artifacts from the battle. By this time we were all ready for lunch so we drove into the historic town of Gettysburg to find a restaurant. We decided on a nice Mexican place.

    Back in the car, our next destination on the route was an antique store located in Harrisburg, called "The Atomic Warehouse". On arrival, the first thing I saw as I approached the entrance was a rack of porn magazines. I got a bad feeling as I entered that this was not quite what I had expected. Very messy and disorganized. Lots of interesting items but not much in the way of vintage clothing for men that I thought would be interesting for the boys. However, all was not lost because Aaron found a 1970's era skateboard for $20.

    Next stop on today's journey was The Hershey Chocolate Factory in Hershey, PA. We all love chocolate so this was a sure bet. It turns out to be more than just a factory with a retail store. It is a huge tourist attraction complete with tours, an amusement park, make your own chocolates and a restaurant. We take a tour of what I thought would be the factory, but it is actually a Disney style ride with cartoon characters and a simulation of all the steps involved in making chocolate. It was informative nonetheless. We all buy a chocolate souvenir and head back to the car for our final leg of the trip to our destination, Ronks, PA.

    Ronks is just a small community, but it is in the heart of Amish farm country. I wanted to give the kids a chance to see a long lost, simpler life, free of many of the technologies that now complicate our lives. As well, we are staying in a rather unique hotel. The rooms are all repurposed cabooses!
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  • Day8

    A Lazy Day in Amish Country

    July 7 in the United States

    Our trip is already 1/2 over, but it's been a busy, fun-filled week. Today, we slowed things down with the only planned event being a short drive into downtown Lancaster, PA. First stop was the country's oldest farm market where we bought muffins and smoothies for breakfast. We found a bench alongside the historic market building to eat our food and watch a young boy stacking and unstacking plastic cups with blazing speed.

    We spent about two hours on a walking tour of the downtown checking out a number of eclectic and vintage shops as well as a skate shop for Aaron. This was our first day of comfortable weather so it was very enjoyable. We drove back to our Red Caboose via Strasbourg, a small town nearby with a renowned rail museum and a functioning steam train tour. The train takes you on a 45 min tour of the Amish countryside. We decided, however, it would be more enjoyable to do a tour in an Amish, horse drawn buggy instead. They depart regularly from our Caboose parking lot so it's real easy.

    We arrived back at our Caboose to relax and unwind for a bit just in time for the quarter final match between Russia and Croatia. The plan was to watch the game and then go on a buggy ride. However, as most of you know, the game went into overtime and penalty kicks. By then, we decided it would be better to leave it until tomorrow and go for dinner instead. So, we prepared to walk the mile to Isaac's Restaurant. That didn't work out because there is no sidewalk or shoulder along the road to safely walk there. However, all things happen for a reason. We were positioned perfectly to watch the Pennsylvania steam train go past.

    Dinner was enjoyed by all. It's a bit of a challenge to find eateries when you have one family member who is very fussy and limited in her likes when it comes to food and another who is 90% vegan. I had a good, old fashioned bacon and cheese burger.
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  • Day58

    Labordayweekend in Lancaster

    September 5, 2016 in the United States

    Dieses Wochenende war Lanordayweekend! Wir haben das wochenende bei Matts Eltern verbracht und ich hatte die möglichkeit Lancaster ein wenig unter die Lupe zu nehmen. Die Hauptattaktion (für die kids) war dann das fahren auf einem thomastrain wie ihr es auf dem foto sehen könnt aber es war auch für mich ziemlich cool denn man konnte dadurch wunderschöne Landschaften sehen! Pennsylvania erinnert mir ein wenig an Heimat aufgrund der schönen Landschaft und den vielen maisfeldern 😅. In lancaster gibt es zudem viele amishe familien ich have auch welche gesehen konnte aber leider kein foto machen ! Ich werde in zukunft noch auf einen amishen hof gehen somit werdet ihr das noch zu sehen bekommen ! Mein highlight der reise war aber vorallem gramis blueberrypie mit vanillieeis 😍
    Liebste grüße an die Heimat eure Anne 💋
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  • Day8

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    September 21, 2017 in the United States

    Gettysburg Battlefield-9/19
    American Civil War
    Our tour guide was Gill. He explained the history of the Battlefield. We saw where the Confederate & Union soldiers were located and where the different battles took place.
    Gill made this experience very interestingl.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Lancaster County, مقاطعة لانكستر, Ланкастър, লাঙ্কাস্টার কাউন্টি, Condado de Lancaster, Lancaster konderria, شهرستان لانکستر، پنسیلوانیا, Comté de Lancaster, Contae Lancaster, Lancaster megye, Լանկաստեր շրջան, Contea di Lancaster, ランカスター郡, Konteth Lancaster, Lancaster Comitatus, Lancaster Kūn, Lengeschder Kaundi, Hrabstwo Lancaster, لینکاسٹر کاؤنٹی, Comitatul Lancaster, Ланкастер, Округ Ланкастер, لنکاسٹر کاؤنٹی، پنسلوانیا, Condado han Lancaster, 蘭開斯特縣

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