Welcome back everyone to our Lancaster, PA road trip part 11 and picking up where we left off last.
It was interesting how all the businesses in Lancaster wanted the Amish to shop with them. As we pulled in to a hardware store with our camper van we noticed how they had a separate parking area for the Amish to park their horse and buggies complete with a bucket and shovel to clean up after them should they leave a pile or two. Inside, the store was busy with Amish and non-Amish busy purchasing needed goods and the volume of business was incredible. Outside we got to talking with a couple Amish men talking alongside their horse and buggies. We couldn’t resist asking if their horses required any special training to stay so calm amidst the different traffic patterns. They smiled at my curiosity but humbly responded to the question matter of fact that they were just standard horses with no special training but just exercised patience with them. As we walked away we couldn’t help but feel how down to earth they were and it was our own imaginations conjuring up thought that they were someway from another planet. We laughed as we were around them more and more at how they are like us, nothing more, nothing less but just going about the routines of life in sync with their customs.
While there we visited the Kitchen Kettle Village where most of the food items were prepared on premise including freshly canned pickles, jams, jellies, vegetables, baked cookies, breads, candies, relishes, salsas, chips and a whole lotta of other stuff that your Dr. may caution you about indulging in. Sometimes though ya must step out and indulge till you bulge. When we left that place, we had bags full and in hindsight probably should have bought more items. Please click on the before mentioned link to their website because they ship to just about everywhere.
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