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Aug 7, 2017 - Camping in New Holland, PA

We enjoyed visiting with Amy and Jack while we camped in New Holland, PA. Kathleen introduced them to a new-to-us, amazing cooking device called an InstaPot. With high pressure and temperature, it prepares a multitude of perfectly prepared food in a very short time. The InstaPot is a computer controlled pressure cooker. More later.

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Sep 23, 2015 - Wrap up day in PA

NEW HOLLAND KOA CAMPGROUND.....Wednesday Edie had shopping scheduled today, so she was out of bed at 0730. I came out about 8. Cousin Pearl, riding with granddaughter, Ashley, was due to pick her up at about 0930. I needed to be up so I could drive Edie up to the park entrance to meet them. Visitors are charged $6 a head to come into this park...never have run into that before. At any rate I got a call when they were close and drove Edie up there. They were headed to a large warehouse type store in Blue Ball and others in New Holland. I...

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Sep 22, 2015 - A slow day.

NEW HOLLAND KOA CAMPGROUND...New Holland, PA. ......Tuesday Not a whole lot going on today. After a full day yesterday, we both slept till almost 9. By the time breakfast was over and I had done some planning for the trip home, it was almost lunch time. Edie wanted to go to the Dutch-Way grocery store down below Gap, so we drove down there after lunch. Got a few goodies that are only available around here and some things we needed. With some time on our hands, we called Mel and Pearl and made arrangements to go to their house for a while....

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Sep 21, 2015 - Lunch, singing and banquet

NEW HOLLAND KOA CAMPGROUND.....Monday Kind of a busy day scheduled today. After breakfast I did yesterday's journal. Then we went to my cousin Irene's house for lunch with her, her husband Amos and her three sisters. It was an excellent meal and the fellowship was great. She lives just up the hill from Intercourse and has a beautiful view of the countryside out her dining room window. From there it was off to cousin Pearl's house for an afternoon singalong. All of us from the luncheon went plus Pearl's sister Ann and her husband and a...

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Sep 20, 2015 - Picnic Day

NEW HOLLAND KOA CAMPGROUND....Sunday I woke up this morning not feeling too well, so we did not make it to church. As the day progressed, so did I, thus we were able to attend a Lapp family gathering. That is cousin Pearl,s husband's family. We had not ever met most of these people, so it was a lot of fun. The gathering was in a park in the town of Intercourse and it had a nice building where the ladies set up a food table while the younger folks went to the ball field and played some softball. The weather, once again was great....in the...

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Sep 19, 2015 - Smoke on the mountain

NEW HOLLAND KOA CAMPGROUND......Saturday Today we had a date at 2PM to go to a show at the Lancaster Bible College. It is a sort of bluegrass musical comedy named "Smoke On The Mountain". We were joining two of my cousins, Ann and Pearl and their husbands. Both of us had prescriptions to pick up at Walgreens, so we left here a little past 11AM heading into Lancaster. The trip went thru Intercourse and there was a pretty good traffic back-up there. Weekend fall season and something called a tailgate festival. Once we made it past there it...

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Sep 18, 2015 - Cousins reunion and Maintenance.

NEW HOLLAND KOA CAMPGROUND... Friday. We were up at about 8AM this morning. Another pretty day. A little warmer today...ended up with a high of about 84. Been having a problem with the 12 volt electric system since our trip to Florida in June. I replaced the house batteries after that trip and thought that had solved the problem...not so. Turns out we also needed a new 12 volt converter, which is a box that keeps the house batteries charged. The shop in Fredericksburg didn’t have one, so I ordered one on-line from down there and had it...

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Sep 17, 2015 - Shopping and visiting.

NEW HOLLAND KOA CAMPGROUND...New Holland, PA. Thursday Woke up to a beautiful day...with lots of sunshine. Temp got a little higher today. Took it easy for a while after breakfast. Then I went out and drained the waste tanks. Not a bad job...just hook our waste hose to the drain fitting, plug the other end into a receptacle furnished by the campground, open some valves and let them drain. After a light lunch we went to the Country Kettle Village shopping area in Intercourse. I wasn't feeling too good....a little dehydration I think...so I...

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Sep 16, 2015 - Back in Lancaster County,PA.

LANCASTER/NEW HOLLAND KOA CAMPGROUND.....New Holland, PA Wednesday We both slept in this morning till after 8. Didn't need to leave till 11AM nor check in here before 2PM. Another beautiful day, and an uneventful 203 mile drive up here. Arrived here about 4PM. It is a lovely location and the view of the surrounding countryside is awesome.....and that is a word I seldom use. I took the picture above from the driver's seat in our house. The ridge in the distance is 5 miles away. We contacted some of my cousins to let them know we had...

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Jul 18, 2013 - Amish Country, PA

Our first goal today was to find the Amish Mennonite information center in New Holland. It was an easy find with lots of information available about Mennonites and the Amish. We spent an hour or so driving on one of the 3 parallel highways in the Amish area, but didn't find much that we could stop to see or learn about. A few farmers were out with their horses and plows, but that was about it. Lancaster, PA, is the bigger city in the area, so we drove into downtown to see what there was to see there. Unfortunately, we could only find old...

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Jul 17, 2013 - To Pennsylvania via the Washington Bridge

Heading to Amish country today, east of Lancaster, PA, in New Holland. Dad and I looked at maps and figured out what we thought would be the best route. There's quite an impressive list of states we're going through today: MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ and PA. Unfortunately, the George Washington bridge (NY) that spans the Hudson River, was undergoing road work. We made good time until we got close, then lost about 40 minutes and gained some frayed nerves. After that, it was mainly big highway toll roads - $47 worth! The countryside in the New...

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Apr 25, 2013 - Meet Boris

This is Boris!!! Our Allegro 36 ft RV. We added Boris to our familiy in the Fall of 2012 with the expectation of our upcoming trip. We made a couple of test runs to Canada and to North Carolina before the winter of 2012. ...

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