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  • Day193

    Philadelpia + Amish Country

    April 29, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    Nur 3 Stunden von New York entfernt wird ganz anders gelebt: Ohne Auto, die Felder werden mit dem Pferd bearbeitet und es wird kein Kunstdünger verwendet. Diese landwirtschaftlichen Produkte sind sehr beliebt. Der Gründervater der Amish war übrigens Schweizer.
    In Philadelphia wiederum haben wichtige historische Ereignisse stattgefunden; die Gründung der USA. Die Unabhängigkeitserklärung wurde hier geschrieben. Der erste Regierungssitz war hier bis Washington gebaut war.Read more

  • Day22

    NYC to LA. Go west old man!

    October 9, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    Left New York and headed into Pennsylvania to Amish country and stayed a night on an Amish farm.
    They’re buggy riders here. You see cars are the work of the devil but apparently the devil didn’t create leaf blowers because we saw a Amish farmer with three buggies in his garage using a petrol leaf blower on the drive.
    Some drive tractors, others use horses to plough. We guess it’s how committed they are or how closely they think the lord might be watching.

    The classic was seeing a buggy pulled into the gas station filling up petrol containers on the back, probably trying to fool the lord again.

    Photos aren’t great quality as we didn’t want to offend. They probably have had enough of resembling a theme park, tourists invade the area and their buggies compete with speeding traffic on the roads.
    We did find some quieter roads, if there is such a thing in America and got away from the main tourist haunts. There most of the “car” park was filled with buggies.
    Inside the store it was all Amish doing their shopping and loading up the buggies for the ride home.
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  • Day4

    Im Land der Amish

    March 23, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 5 °C

    Wir verbringen eine kuschelige Nacht in Wilmington, erwachen ohne Wecker und beginnen den Tag mit einem feinen Frühstück inkl. selbst gebackenem Sauerteigbrot und deliziösen Croissants aus Philadelphia. Auch Merediths Mutter und Davids Vater sind mit dabei.

    Um kurz nach 11 Uhr machen wir uns dann auf den Weg nach Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Unser erster Stopp ist „Katie’s Kitchen“, ein von den Amish geführtes Restaurant. Wir essen wie bei
    Muttern, während wir die jungen Amish-Damen in die Küche und zurück flitzen sehen.

    Danach zieht es uns weiter zum Tanger Outlet. Shopping! Shopping! Shopping!

    Am späten Nachmittag fahren wir zurück nach Greenville, wo uns David mit einem rauchenden BBQ-Grill und einem Krug frischer Margarita empfängt. Zum Abendessen gibt es dann Fajitas - wahlweise mit Hühnchen- oder Rindfleisch, Salsa, Sauerrahm, gegrillten Paprika und Zwiebeln, Reis, Spargeln, Koriander, mexikanischem Frischkäse, Cheddarkäse und Limetten. Zum Nachtisch geniessen wir dann typisch amerikanischen Apple Pie mit frisch geschlagenem Rahm.

    Wir sitzen zusammen und schwatzen über alte Zeiten, bis uns die Müdigkeit einholt.
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  • Day5

    Lancaster/Hershey

    May 28, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Nice morning in Amish country around Lancaster. After a filling Amish lunch, we went Hershey for the chocolate tour. We raced home to close up the coach and take Zoey with us to Petsmart to sit out a tornado warning for our area. We drove through golf ball hail and high winds to get there. All is well. We did see a couple of trees down on the way home. One was on top of a truck!Read more

  • Day7

    North to Ronks

    July 6, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    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, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    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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  • Day12

    Amish house and farm

    June 19, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 24 °C

    Vi tog tidligt afsted for at komme godt igang.
    Morgenmaden passede til stedet - den var elendig.
    Yoghurten var frosen og vaflerne skylle varmes fra fugtig halvfrosen tilstand, men drengene var glade og spiste veltilfreds.
    Vi besluttede os for at tage hele deluxe premium pakken med rundtur i huset, selvguidet tur rundt på farmen og en bustur rundt i området. Vi fik set mange amish hestevogne og op til flere amish på løbehjul. De må nemlig ikke cykle her. Vi bemærkede også at de gik barfodet - næsten alle amish.
    Stoppede på en farm og ved et bageri. Dejlig oplevelse og meget informativt om deres liv og historie.
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  • Day58

    Labordayweekend in Lancaster

    September 5, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    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 ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    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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