ON THIS DATE in 1998, we made a day trip to the Amish county of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The journey there from home in Virginia took just above two hours.
The Amish has traditionally been known to be a very private community and they isolate themselves from society. While they have obviously opened up by way of allowing tourists into their community, they very much maintained their simple lifestyles without modern amenities and technology at that time. (Things would have changed over the years? I cannot imagine having to live without electricity and internet.)
The Amish Farm and House – advertised as “America’s first Amish attraction” – allows visitors a glimpse into the traditional Amish lifestyle which did without modern amenities and technology.
(Top, L-R)) The historic covered bridge at the Farm, said to date back 1855, is a very much photographed site; Hubby next to an Amish man with a distinctive beard, straw hat and way of dressing; (Bottom, L-R) The covered bridge pictured on a postcard in winter time; while we visited in the fall where the leaves were red!
Another sign of fall is bountiful of pumpkins in time for Halloween!
Old and new… a horse-drawn buggy that is a typical Amish mode of transportation, next to a silver Beetle.
An Amish farm.