Every area becomes a tourist destination🕵️ over run by investors. 🤑
Even the Amish Paradise of Lancaster is not impervious to this.👨🌾👩🌾
As you drive into town we noticed the shoulders are barely wide enough for the horse and buggy.🐴 (If you have ever worked on a vehicle on side of road you can empathize that being only inches past the white line is terrifying.) 🛣️
If you wish to truly see the Amish and discover their treats you have get off main road and get out of town. 🏘️These strong willed people are still finding a way to pursue and share their hard earned crop.
When you see a simple roadside sign you know you will find genuine Amish people and not paid actors. •
Upon entering the store you will find it is not occupied by someone waiting to serve you, but instead you must ring a bell and wait patiently as they finish their chore, before they come assist you. And you are not greeted with a false smile but a gesture of hello by a nod of the head.🎩 And a pleasant, yet intentional, 'do you want the rootbeer🍺 cold or room temperature?'
After exchanging cash for the drink, they will hurry back to work. Not to be rude or uncaring but because they don't get paid by the hour, but by maintaining a farm and business. So, they trust that you were capable to let yourself in unattended, so you are able to leave unattended. And, if you need anything else you can always ring the bell.🔔
We love finding these off the beaten path places and having genuine encounters with the people we meet. Wherever we visit, it's gems like this one we are hoping to uncover and visit!
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