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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Lancaster, PA

Last weekend, Jake had several days off and I asked him to take me on a short little jaunt over to Dutch-Amish country in Lancaster, PA for a babymoon. Jake scoffed at the idea and said no. However, the next morning he woke up with a greater sense of adventure and said if we could scratch the word babymoon, he wanted to go.
So, literally we're planning a day trip in like 10 minutes before we set off to go. It ended up being a great time together, and the local countryside was one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. I wish I had taken better pictures of their local life, but we didn't. It was so cool to see every single farm house with their laundry out drying on the line. The roads were literally filled with buggies, horse and poop along the sides, and Jake and I stopped for a few treats. Here are the few pictures I did take.

The town is very famous for Smorgasbord restaurants where you eat as much as you want, but you share it family style with people around you, maybe even people you don't know. But since it was lunch and I'm pregnant- we opted for a regular dine in, however at every table they had homemade butter and applebutter, and you can see that Jake here set no limit for his butter intake.


I ate their traditional shoofly pie, a pie that is made completely out of sugar- seriously...


And as you can see the baby and I liked it alot!


Later that day we drove by someone's farm and saw this sign... We just pulled right up to their house- I was slightly concerned about this scenario, but as we got closer to their farm- lots of other people were actually there too.


They had a little baby calf for people to pet.


And the most amazing fresh lemonade and rootbeer. The rootbeer wasn't exactly to my liking cause you could actually taste the root almost, but Jake loved it. They had their kids selling it out of the barn, and you could even buy it in half gallons, it was pretty cool.


We ate, shopped, walked, drove-- the area goes on for several towns, so you kind of have to drive to get around, but it was the best little impromtu babymoon day-trip we ever did have. :)

3 Comments:

Hunter and Nancy said...

Awww, sounds like you guys had a great babymoon, er uh trip. Tell Jake that when we came to visit him in San Diego and I was preggo (right before you came to visit for the first time) , I called it our babymoon too :)

Rebecca said...

ok that last comment was ME not mom, I didn't realize I was signed in under her name on my computer. :)

La said...

"The roads were literally filled with buggies, horse and poop along the sides, and Jake and I stopped for a few treats."

This was my favorite sentence! Hahaha! I'm so glad you guys had a fun trip. We have a lot of Amish communities around us too and it's so fun to visit. Our favorite place is called Amish Acres and I love eating in their barn-restaurant and buying lots of jams and baked things to bring home. Yum!!!

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