Take a trip with me through Amish Country in Lancaster County. It seems there are cornfields everywhere. One moment you are in town and you turn right, and left and you are in the middle of someone's farm. Some would say it's the best of both worlds.
Small towns often have interesting names, as seen on this sign. Thank you for calling Bank of Bird-in-Hand. My name is Robin. How may I help you?
|Are there two in the bush?|
We spent the afternoon in Strasburg, and I got my first ever ride on a honest-to-goodness steam-powered train. It was a short 45-minute tour through Amish Country, and yes, more cornfields.
Here we have some local artwork on display on an old railroad car. Beauty takes many forms.
On another day we visited the Town of Lititz. The heart of Lititz consists of two intersecting streets. There are many restaurants and shops, including their very own chocolate factory (move over Willy Wonka). They also have a Wall of Remembrance to honor those who paid the supreme price for freedom.
|Honoring their heroes|
One thing you can always be sure of seeing in Lititz is ducks. Below we have Duck Island. This is in beautiful Lititz Springs Park, which is over 200 years old. Can you imagine how many ducks have lived here over the years?
|Duck Island in Lititz Springs Park|
This beautiful old building is located in Ambler, PA. We were on our way from Ephrata to Horsham, Actually we were on our way to Philly, but reasonably-priced accommodations were not to be found, so we settled on the little town of Horsham, about a half hour outside the city and took the train.
|Beautiful patterns in architecture|
|New fitting in with the old|
Back in Ephrata, we visit the Green Dragon. There is something there for everyone from fresh foods from local vendors, many of whom are Amish or Mennonite, to beautiful beeswax candles. Pretty and healthy too.
Look at all the colorful fashions. Want sunglasses, got 'em. Need wind chimes, bird feeders, funny signs, just look around. You're sure to find something that strikes your fancy.
|All the colors of the rainbow|
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