Saturday, May 4, 2013

A Drive Through Amish Country

Today (after our usual Saturday morning yard sale-ing) we went for a drive through Lancaster County, PA, where there are tons of Amish and Mennonite farms. 

The amount of farm land in this area is staggering. We were not expecting it to be this vast. 

We drove for miles and miles past nothing but farms like these.

  Lancaster County is also known for its huge number of thrift stores. There are so many they actually have a brochure directory to list them all! We enjoyed spending the afternoon thrifting, and came away with some cool purchases. Another 60 pounds of weight was all we needed to add to the van, but we discovered a trove of Horizon magazines, which were published from the 1950's to the 1980's in a really nice hardback format. We got 45 of them for $19! It was a deal we couldn't pass up. We'll definitely be storing these at my parents house so we can display and enjoy them in our own place after our travels. 

Mamma and baby horse. 

It was really neat to see all the Amish and Mennonites traveling down the main roads in their horse drawn buggies. It was like being in a different time period. 

Happy weekend to you! 


  1. My Dad was big on road trips and being from Rochester NY, we went to Lancaster several times when I was a little girl. I still have a little plain clothes Amish doll that my parents bought me from a country store when I was about 7. That is such a cool area!

  2. That's awesome! Sounds like a good memory. Thanks for sharing. :)


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