Sunrise in Monument Valley

Sunrise in Monument Valley

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Spending Time in Amish Country

Finnegan and Bentley enjoying the ride.

Even Finnegan decided to try out David's lap and is rather enjoying it.

We arrived in Intercourse after a slower drive with construction along the way. Beacon Hill is our favorite CG in the area. It is right in the middle of Amish county, close to town and Renie and Cliff, the CG owners are always so nice and accommodating. They always have plenty of information for us and make the stay so pleasant.

We are parked right on the corner of the CG so we see all the Amish buggies go by as well as all the action at Sam's farm across the street. Friday and Saturday there were a LOT of buggies going by. We think there must have been a big hat sale going on up the hill as everyone was coming down  the hill with new straw hats in their buggies. The little children were just so cute in the buggies with their families.

We had a nice dinner Friday night in Kathy's MH and a very good night's sleep. The next day we visited some of the shops near the CG including the quit shop next door.Then Kathy, Mark and David walked to downtown Intercourse to the Kettle Village shopping area to check out the shops. I  drove the car so we would have transportation to our next stop.

After that we went to The Amish Experience to make reservations for that. We were able to take the farm house and school tour right then and will come back Monday for the remainder of the tours. It was a very interesting tour.

Afterward we went to Good's department store where they sell everything but food. They have hardware, kitchen supplies, fabric, clothes, shoes,--you name it. Then we went to our favorite grocery, Shady Maple. It's huge and has a very large variety of fresh vegetables. I bought a bunch of fresh asparagus for $1.24. Of course we bought Whoopie pies and apple dumplings too.

Since we were there we decided to go to Shady Maple Smorgasbord. They were swamped with lots of business on Saturday night as well as bus loads of people. We waited in line for quite a while, but there was still plenty of food when we got in. Way TOO MUCH food which none of us really needed to eat, but you have to have one visit to Shady Maple Smorgasbord. After that we were too full and miserable to do anything but go back to the MH and relax. It had started to rain and it made for a very lazy evening.

Mark and David in front of the picnic table.

 Bentley in his now usual position checking everything out.

A quilt shop of already made quilts in Kettle Village.


  1. Glad you're getting to spend some time in your home away from home. Sounds like a lot of fun - shopping and learning and eating! I know ya'll are enjoying the new residences. Bentley's looking good in his perch.

  2. Thank you. We are eating too much. We were invited to have dinner with Ben & Emma tonight. They are an Amish couple in Ephrata, I'll report back later.