Welcome back everyone to our Lancaster PA road trip part 10 and picking up where we left off last.
All through our time in Lancaster the Amish were an ever-constant presence. It seemed that throughout our goings and comings we were watching them travel about either by horse and buggy, on push scooters, walking and yes even some driving cars. They were shopping at the grocery stores, using the community banks, and at all the places you and I would go and why not! They are people. People that have lives with every bit the same amount of good times bad times and everything in between. They are people trying to survive like the rest of us in a world full of uncertainties. We discovered the longer we were there the more we seemed to empathize with their everyday walk as well as their perseverance to adhere to their beliefs without expecting others to accommodate them. One evening we took a walk along the busy roadway near our camp ground. Wow, were we ever surprised at how uncomfortable it was walking as cars buzzed busily by us. Then we began to realize the Amish did this day in and day out. As we sat out on a stoop one day overlooking that same roadway we observed cars passing the Amish even as oncoming cars were approaching. Our hearts would stop wondering if the next sound would be the screech of tires and screams of someone getting hit. The Amish didn’t seem to bat an eye rather just kept on going about their business without concern (guess this is faith in action). A 2013 news article noted the number of crashes between buggies and cars was the highest in 2006. It involved 78 incidents in PA.
Well this is it for today. If you by chance didn’t see a previous part please click on one of the links below and be whisked directly there,
- Lancaster PA Road Trip – 1 of 14
- Lancaster PA Road Trip – 2 of 14
- Lancaster PA Road Trip – 3 of 14
- Lancaster PA Road Trip – 4 of 14
- Lancaster PA Road Trip – 5 of 14
- Lancaster PA Road Trip – 6 0f 14
- Lancaster PA Road Trip – 7 of 14
- Lancaster PA Road Trip – 8 of 14
- Lancaster PA Road Trip – 9 of 14
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We hope to see you soon for more on this series and until then we hope you have a great day and remember to keep looking up!