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Oct 6, 2016 - Ephrata

There was more motorway than usual on the agenda today. There were, however, two major stops to break up the day. Firstly we crossed another bridge to get from Oxford to Annapolis across the Chesapeake Bay with marvellous views. We stopped at a large museum in Gettysburg where we watched an axcellent film explaining the battle. Then we entered a cyclorama where there is a continuous painting around the walls showing the battlefield from the point of view of the defending British. The painting was carried out following research by a French...

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Oct 7, 2014 - Ephratha Cloister

We visited the Ephrata Cloister, in Ephrata PA The Ephrata Cloister or Ephrata Community was a religious community, established in 1732 by Johann Conrad Beissel at Ephrata, in what is now Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Marie Kachel Bucher, the last surviving resident of the Ephrata Cloister, died on July 27, 2008, at the age of 98. The community was descended from the pietistic Schwarzenau Brethren movement of Alexander Mack of Schwarzenau in Germany. In 1732, Beissel arrived at the banks of the Cocalico creek, in Lancaster County,...

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Sep 22, 2014 - Ephrata Cloister

Today's trip was to Ephrata to see the Ephrata Cloister. The Ephrata Cloister was one of America's earliest religious communities. It was founded in 1732 by German settlers seeking to lead a spiritual life. Conrad Beissel, who was born in Germany in 1691, was the founder. He arrived in Philadelphia in 1720 seeking religious freedom after being banished from Germany for refusing to follow the state religion. In 1732 he moved to the banks of the Cocalico Creek near present day Ephrata in an attempt to lead a hermit's life in northern...

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Sep 3, 2014 - Ephrata, PA

We drove to Ephrata to have lunch at Lilly's on Main, a wonderful Art Deco restaurant in the heart of Ephrata. The food matched their outstanding Art Deco decor. The owners also own the Lilly Theater which is also Art Deco and a wonderful place to visit.

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Jul 27, 2012 - Utica, NY here we come......or NOT!!!!

when trying to pull out of the dealership driveway, the hitch dug into drive and stuck. we were blocking traffic. Police came to direct and 3 Amish guys on bicycles came to the rescue. They work at a machine shop close by and rode to get a forklift to lift the hitch up while we pulled forward. 2 hours later we were free and on the rode. Thank God for the AMISH. David, Davon and Daron.

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Oct 7, 2011 - Ephrata, PA.

Well we are back on the road again and we have arrived at our first stop on our journey to South Texas. We arrived in Ephrata, Pa. Wednesday afternoon at the Elks Lodge a nice wooded site that reminds me of Hickory Hill with the Hickory Nuts falling on the roof. The Elks Lodge is quite without trains or trucks the only problem is the clip clop of horses hoofs that go buy each morning. We have planned to stay here for 3 nights and see the sites so Thursday we drove into Philadelphia and stopped at the King of Prussia Mall to return Barbs...

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