July 20, 2016

A Wonderful Weekend in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Lancaster, Pennsylvania is one of my favorite places in the world.
Things seem to slow down there. The simple things become most important.
I've always noticed that as I drive into Lancaster County, a sense of calm
overcomes me, as if my blood pressure drops a few notches.
Rolling farmland with barns and silos give way to quaint towns
such as Bird-in-Hand, Intercourse, Lititz and Strasburg.

A recent overnight adventure included my sister Lee,
her daughter Julie, plus Julie's 2 girls, Lindsey & Ellie.
Here's the math: 2 sisters, 3 nieces, 3 days and 2 nights 
loving together-time and exploring Lancaster!

Kitchen Kettle Village was the hub of our activity.
We stayed in our own little cottage: The Hershey Suite.
Perfectly cozy accommodations for our group,
complete with Amish quilts on the beds,
and a yummy breakfast each morning!
(make mine baked oatmeal with blueberries)

Nothing like starting the weekend off with a horse-drawn Amish buggy tour!

My great-nieces having a great time! Love them!

I always have my camera ready for beautiful flowers!

We saw "Jacob's Choice" at the Plain & Fancy Theater,
toured the Amish house and one-room school,
and went on the 90-minute Farmlands Tour.

Our tour shuttle stopped at a gift shop with amazing handmade quilts for sale,

as well as these "quillows," -quilts that fold up and tuck into the shape of pillows!

Inside the Fisher Family Homestead, plain dresses hang on pegs in the girls' room...

...and this picture hangs above the kitchen counter,
illustrating the strong faith of the Amish community.

Lee and her granddaughters strike a pose.
Time for some shopping and strolling through the charming Village.

The girls decided to have a caricature done!

Ice cream is the perfect ending to a perfect weekend!

I've written several blog posts about Lancaster and Lititz.
You can see a list those links on my "Series" page here.

Websites to explore:


  1. Great post LuAnn! I'm fascinated by Amish for years now and love to collect bits and pieces about their life in this crazy world. Thanks for sharing your lovely trip :)

    1. Thank you, Bozena! Yes, the Amish culture is intriguing for sure. Thanks for following my blog, I appreciate your kind feedback!


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