So as ya'll know I bravely headed off for PA..on my own with my GPS....to visit with my friend Tracy in Mechanicsburg, PA. I left bright and early Thursday (5:00) morning and got there about 2:30.
This is Tracy.
She welcomed me with open arms and I got the grand tour of her lovely home.
It was so good to be together....we haven't really seen each other in about three years. And since they have only recently moved to this area this was a great time to see her new home and spend her birthday with her.
We ate at a great restaurant on Thursday night and then went to see a movie.
On Friday morning we headed out for Amish country. I hadn't been there since I was in my teens....at which point I thought it would be nice to become Amish. It just seemed like a simple life without all the pretense and show....and I kind of liked that idea.
We stopped at a great place....if you are ever in Bird-n-Hand or Intercourse, PA....you must stop here.
I don't know why it is coming up this way......funny because it was not saved on my computer this way.
It was a great place with all types of fresh fruit and veggies, counters where you could sit and eat and plenty of other hand crafted items to buy.
Tracy ended up buying a shoo fly pie.....it was pretty good and brought back great memories of my last visit to Amish country.
Here are some pictures I took while there....although the Amish I am told do not like to have their picture taken....and I wonder why? :)
These were young kids making there way through time.....town. :)
Here was a young girl mowing the front lawn.
And I just thought this was cool.....those who do not feel the need to move with society..... and UPS....who keeps us on top of things.
It was just a very peaceful day.....the atmosphere just made you feel like you could breathe a little better.
I still think it might be nice to live like this.
We also got to visit a great place with all kinds of shops and restaurants in Intercourse, PA. Wish I could remember the name....but if you pass it....you really can't miss it.
We ate at a nice place and just enjoyed sitting by the window watching the world go by.
I will stop here....but I will be back tomorrow with our trip to Philly.
Forgot to put this up....one of the Amish farms. BTW.....all these fields are plowed the old fashioned way....no tractors here. :)