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Jul 27, 2018 - Last Day in Lancaster

Fri., July 27th - After another breakfast at Katie's Kitchen, it was a quiet day of driving the peaceful Amish countryside one last time. The rolling hills covered with fine-looking healthy crops, pretty farm houses, and an occasional Amish family market beside their home, give this area its own special beauty. On our return to the campground, I had Steve drop me off at the Tanger Outlet for a couple of hours of wandering in and out of the typical outlet stores, something we've done very little of this trip. Tomorrow we pack up and head...

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Jul 26, 2018 - Lancaster's Amish Country

Wed., July 25th – Our last destination was pretty iffy after all the texts and calls from friends and family who had concerns about our plans to drive into the flooded Lancaster, PA area….but, we braved the elements and drove the 345 miles just the same. We came through a few heavy downpours and the Susquehanna River north of Harrisburg was rising for sure. We made it to Mills Bridge Campground in Ronks, and thankfully they were able to move us to sites off the creek. We ended our day with dinner at Katie’s Kitchen, a local Amish...

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Aug 27, 2017 - Pow Wow and Picnic

Had breakfast at the B&B at 9am then rested until 11.30am. Denise and Al (B7B owners) then drove me to Dutch Haven and waited while I shopped for Amish patchwork, then drove me on to a Native American Pow Wow which was being held at Adamstown. Stayed at the pow wow until about 4pm when Pat came by to pick me up and take me to a picnic in her neighbourhood in Reading. Stopped in at Pat's house then took some food across the road to the house of one of her neighbours who had a barbecue set up around their pool. Neighbours from the whole...

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Eclipse Chasing 2017

Aug 26, 2017 - Amish Auction Day

Bren rang at about 7.30am then went to breakfast at 8am - Pat had also returned for breakfast at the invitation of the B&B owner. Pat and I left at about 9.30am to go to the Amish auction in Bareville, about half an hour's drive. We arrived at the Bareville Fire House at about 10am, had a look around, spke to a few Amish people and tried to work out what was going on. There were several auctions going on at the same time - groceries, household goods, farm equipment, potted plants and wooden furniture and craft items. Very lively and...

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Eclipse Chasing 2017

Jul 16, 2017 - A little time in Pa

We drove on across the heartlands in one heavy rainstorm after another. After being out west for 6 weeks and having one day of rain, this constant rain is not fun. The rain was so heavy in Indiana that we had to pull off with about half the truckers for about 40 minutes to let the storms get in front of us. We arrived at Barbara and Denny's farm on Thur. and the rain had let up for a few hours and we could get set up in their driveway. The farm is really pretty. It is a 125 acres of farm land that Denny's Uncle had owned for close to a 100...

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Jul 11, 2017 - Lancaster

On Tuesday, we awoke to a sick puppy. I had looked up veterinarians on my phone Monday evening, and found one nearby. I called them when they opened Tuesday morning and they had an appointment available at 10am. I called my vet in Birmingham and asked them to fax the records to the Harrisburg vet from when we took Scout to the emergency animal hospital near Knoxville a few months ago. By the time we got to the vet, his records were there which was helpful to the new vet. I suspected that Scout’s problems were the result of eating some...

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2017 Life in our RV

Jun 17, 2017 - Plain People

Lancaster, PA This Pennsylvania Dutch Lancaster area is home to the Amish, the Mennonites, the Brethren, and other “Plain People”. They wear plain clothing styles, which is why they’re called “Plain People.” There are over 25 different Amish, Mennonite, and Brethren church groups in Lancaster County, all holding to slightly different traditions and their own interpretations of the Bible. The more traditional groups are called ‘old order.’ They do not permit electricity or telephones in their homes and are reluctant to adopt many modern...

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Jun 16, 2017 - Snail's pace

Lancaster, PA This was a travel day – except “travel” implies moving. Instead, we sat on the interstate with hundreds of other vehicles while we talked, listened to the radio, and inched forward. Eventually we made it to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to the home of two of the nicest folks you could ever hope to meet. We met them originally when we were out hiking in Colorado. We will have a VERY full day tomorrow!

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Nov 4, 2014 - Lancaster Pennsylvania

We enjoyed the laid-back nature of Lancaster ... the slower pace, people accepting of their lives and limitations they have decided to live with. Many beautiful crafts ... they are really talented in many areas, from foods to wood carvings and crafts, to quilting, home crafts, etc., you can spend much time shopping their wares. We loved the beautiful farms, too. They were all clean, neat, painted and repaired ... and usually had clothes hanging on the line early each morning. The deli's were loaded with wonderful selections from meats both...

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East Coast 2014

Sep 26, 2014 - Leaving Davis Bible College

Our two month project at Davis Bible College is now at its end. So we left this morning and will be driving to Roamers Retreat Campground in Lancaster, PA for a few days. Tom has an ham radio function he wants to attend in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday. So I stayed at the motorhome while he went to his ham radio function. Then we decided to stay a few days to chill and just look around the area. We LOVE the Amish area.

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Sep 2, 2014 - El Seranno Peruivan Restaurant - Lancaster, PA

We drove to Lancaster to have lunch at El Serrano Peruvian and Tapia Restaurants, was very wonderful meal and we got a tour of the Tapia Restaurant. A little History - The food service industry has been very good to Manuel Torres and his family. Initially operating a stand at the York Fair and strongly influenced by his sister who owned a catering business in Peru, Torres graduated from the Restaurant School of Philadephia and worked at some of the finest dining establishments in that city. Since 1987 when he opened the first El Serrano...

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Sep 2, 2014 - Labor Day

Labor Day weekend was spent in Lancaster, we had been here about 7 years ago and were amazed how commercialized it had become. The traffic was unbelievable, but we did enjoy a cute musical called Half Stitched one night. Bill & Garth went to the Railwood Museum in Strasburg while Shirley & I had pedicures. The Campground we were in was large with lots of walking room and nice large private sites. We left on Sunday to beat some of the Labor Day traffic and headed to Clarksboro, PA which is just outside Philadelphia.

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