Travel Blogs from Palmyra
This we we took it easy with short drives each day to get from Boston, through New Hampshire and Vermont back into New York State and then south to Pennsylvania. We had a lovely day wandering around little villages filled with quilt shops and all things Amish. The last three days we have spent at the Ford Nationals at Carlisle where Paul has been in car ...
... if I can get a replacement for my purple suede's but no luck there. We headed out to a place called the Amish village that was formally an Amish house and farm. Had the 45 minute guided tour of the house and our guide was really informative. He wasn't Amish, but has spent time with them and had a really good understanding of their way of life. Back to the motel now and we will be having a bit of an early night. ...
... Sunday here. Pity is, Sunday is their Sabbath, so we wont be able to visit their places of business until Monday.
We kicked of this morning by having a run (me) and sleeping a bit longer (Bec), before a visit to Trader Joe's - we are hooked - their prepackaged salads are a perfect lunch for the road. Today was the first day that we actually hit the interstates, so we made pretty good time most of the way at 65mph. Bec took the chance to have a bit of a ...
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 ...
... alive and apart from their farms, they run plenty of antique and handicraft shops (their quilts are famous!) as well as restaurants and bakeries. Amish cuisine is hearty and rich and they are experts in preparing pickles, jams, meats and pretzels. Also the people are helpful, friendly and very religious - the world seems still ok in a simple, old-fashioned way.
We were the first visitors of the year at the historic ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking