Our Trip to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
For our P-Day activity this week we decided to take a trip to Lancaster County, PA. An elderly Sister in our ward had given me a book about the covered bridges there and it looked like a really cool place to go. We teamed up with the Holloways and the Smuins who also serve near us and took this trip. We went first to a Mennonite Visitors Center to learn about the Amish and the Mennonite peoples, their beliefs and ways of life. We found that religiously they are about the same, but Amish are quite strict, and the Mennonite are conservative and modest, but wear more regular clothing and do believe in modern conveniences. They believe strongly in the importance of Moses' Tabernacle in the wilderness. Just below is a typical Mennonite Farm (they have a car). They each had a huge garden and many were selling their produce. We did buy some tomatoes, broccoli, and apples. They take very good care of their farms and they were quite tidy.
A good shot of a horse and buggy nearing the local car dealership.