June 10th, Kinzer’s Pennsylvania.
Our last day in Amish Country has arrived. We are getting everything ready today so we can leave in the morning. Roamer’s Retreat is a nice campground and we have enjoyed our eight day stay here, but we are ready to move on.
We have visited the Farmer’s Market in Bird In Hand, PA and we also spent some time at Kitchen Kettle Village in Intercourse, PA. We have eaten breakfast & lunch at Lapp’s Pennsylvania Dutch Restaurant in Lancaster, and we had dinner at Jakey’s Amish Barbecue in Paradise.
Naturally, we made it to Wal-Mart a couple of times since we have been here and we visited the Lancaster outlet malls. We also managed to save time for hours of relaxing and reading, and we even had a campfire one night. It has been too hot for most of the time. The temperature has climbed into the 90’s for the last several days. Over the weekend lots of RVs pulled in, but most of them had left by yesterday.
Yesterday in the afternoon a school bus from the Pedding School in New Jersey pulled in along with a couple of trucks with trailers. A little later a lot of young people came in on the bicycles they had ridden from Jersey. There were only a couple of passengers in the bus. I guess the bus came just in case it was needed. They set up a bunch of tents in the field a short distance from us. We walked around the campground and I took a picture of their campsite. The young people were all having a group dinner at that time. Occasionally a couple of them would visit the restroom across the street from our site to shower. Betty had decided to take a shower in the evening, but eight girls from the tent camp came over to the restroom before she was ready. There are only two showers so Betty had to wait a while. When they left she rushed over before any other groups showed up.
Tomorrow we will drive to the River Beach Campground at Milford, PA. We will spend the night there and then continue on to Blueberry Pond Campground near Freeport, Maine on Thursday, June 12th. We will stay there over the weekend and leave for Rhode Island on Monday, June 16th.
We just looked out the window and saw the bicyclists leaving for the next leg of their trip. We were told they are headed for West Virginia and on to Washington DC, That’s quite an ambitious trip for that group of young people. They are all wearing those camel backpacks full of drinking water. A short time later the bus and the trucks also left.