Living Near The Amish (Day Trip From Delaware County PA)

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Amish in Lancaster PALiving Near The Amish (Day Trip From Delaware County PA)

Delaware County is roughly 56 miles from Lancaster Pennsylvania.  It is a destination place for many who live in Delaware County: an escape place for a day, to step into a world, which is a reminder of a way to live.  That is, the Amish that live in the Lancaster area are the reminder. 

Seeing the Amish about their day in the fields, in their horse and buggies, seeing farm houses without telephone wires, black and brightly colored clothing drying on clothes lines, horse droppings on the side of the road, horses catching a breather at a traffic light…. these sights are the reminder of a simpler way of life.

Amish Woman Plowing FieldEven though Delaware County is outside of the area the Amish live, many of us want to be near them and delight in seeing their beautiful quilts on display on porch railings or for sale in stores for tourists.  We also delight in seeing the Amish themselves: children riding their scooters on the side of the road, teenage girls holding the reins of a team of horses plowing a field; silhouettes of a horse drawn carriage going through a covered bridge then up the lane with only trees and fields beyond.


Living near the Amish is a gift, their life style is a reminder of simpler ways.


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I have not been to the Amish area but I would love to.  Everything that I read makes it sound very interesting. I can't quite imagine some of the simple ways that exist there but I would love to see and visit first hand.

Betty

Mar 04, 2013 04:13 AM #1
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Joshua Zargari
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I was there twice.

A great place to visit. Love the chocolate factory.

Mar 04, 2013 07:57 AM #2
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Gloria, very nicely written.  With our all progess and modern advances, we also have to put up with stress and hectic.  Wouldn't it be nice sometimes to trade all that for a simpler way of life?

Mar 04, 2013 09:15 AM #3
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Betty, Hopefully one day you will be in Amish territory.  They have other strong holds in other parts of the country.  It is amazing to me how they are able to go about their lives even though the modern world is pressing in.  

Joshua, it is a great place to visit and to get great chocolate!

Silvia, thank you.  That is what I often think of when I am riding the roads in that area.  Their lives are full of hard work also, but yes less hectic for sure!

Gloria

Mar 04, 2013 11:25 AM #4
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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I will forever remember my trip to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 2008.  There is a calm imprinted on that land.  BUT, they have the most unusual names for some of their townships: Intercourse - Blue Ball - Virgintown - Bird in Hand.  What's up with that:-)

Mar 05, 2013 12:38 AM #5
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Roy Kelley
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Dolores and I always enjoy visiting the beautiful countryside around Lancaster.

Mar 05, 2013 08:37 AM #6
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Gloria Todor
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Hi Myrl,  That's great that you have been to this area!  It is a "calm" area.

Yes the names are unusual.  Some have religious connotations,  others are from early English words.  Found this tidbit on Wikipedia "A final idea comes from the use of language during the early days of the Village. The word 'intercourse' was commonly used to describe the 'fellowship' and 'social interaction and support' shared in the community of faith, which was much a part of a rural village like this one."

Gotta love it though!  

Gloria

Mar 06, 2013 12:59 AM #7
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Roy, It is beautiful country.  Great to see the green pastures in the warmer months!

Gloria

Mar 06, 2013 01:01 AM #8
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Hi Gloria,

Last year we drove to Shanksville to Lancaster and then back to Philly. We saw lots of Amish sites and I did stop and take a few pictures but I did not want to upset them nor did I put the real city where I took the pictures. I love your buggy pic with the family and little kids. Thanks for sharing.

Mar 06, 2013 12:40 PM #9
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