Mill Stream Country Inn
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... 8.30am tour tomorrow morning of a couple of working Amish farms and we need to have had breakfast, packed the car and checked out by then.
Tomorrow afternoon it's off to Washington DC for Monday and Tuesday night, then Wednesday and Thursday night it's a couple of nights on the road (with a stop at the Richard petty Motorsports shop in Charlotte), followed by Friday Saturday and Sunday in Savannah. Busy week coming ...
... br> Found a motel in Lancaster that is right on the edge of town, away from the busy roads, and we keep seeing the Amish ride by in their horse and buggies. Very nice to watch. We wanted to have an Amish experience for dinner, so we found out where the local Amish restaurants were and went to one. Such a good meal, and when other Amish are eating there, then I'd say it's got to be pretty good. Home cooking at it's finest.
Another thing about Lancaster, ...
We left Front Royal early to visit Bill Havlik, a friend of Michaels. He lives near Leesburg, and on our way to Lancaster. After spending the morning with Bill we grabbed some lunch in Leesburg then drove onto Lancaster. We arrived late in the afternoon. Our hotel was in the middle of town so we wandered around then had dinner at an Irish Pub close to our hotel. Next morning we strolled across the road to the Farmers Markets, the oldest markets in ...
... to have ourselves a good old log fire cook up.
J's ingenious plan was also to cook some tomato soup, which he achieved by stripping off the outer paper packaging on the tin and carefully lowering the tin into the embers with a pair of tongs that he'd paid about 4 bucks for for this one specific job.
After heroically shrugging off all the people who laughed at him, said he couldn't do it, said he was mad to try and bbq soup, J lifted his molten hot ...
... Mills (opens May 1st), a water-run flour mill, where we got a demonstration of the still-functioning machineries. The rest of day we did more like a shopping and tasting tour through all the local delicacies e.g. in Kitchen Kettle Village, a cute theme park-style food market. All in all it's been a very interesting insight into a community from bygone times in a nice countryside setting. Time travel is possible not far from hectic NYC! ...
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