Amish Part 2/ The Tabernacle
Trip Start Jul 24, 2007
43Trip End Aug 24, 2007
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Sadly, we had to leave the Gray's and travel on to our next destination in Somerset. But before that we attempted to make it to Lancaster, PA because Bro. Robert had suggested to us that we should see the Tabernacle reproduction there cared for by the Mennonites. We were worried that we weren't going to make it there on time. We knew that they had openings for the 4pm tour, but as time pressed on we knew it was going to be close. Finally, we got off at the exit, but got stuck in traffic, at last we had 12 mintues left, then 10, then 5 then four. With four minutes left til 4pm we pulled into the parking lot of the Mennonite Information Center. Dad dashed inside to get tickets, while Mom and I parked the car. We made it! Once we got inside Dad had gotten tickets for us, that was a close call.
The presentation about the tabernacle began with our guide giving us some background about the bible and the significance of the tabernacle then and now. It was a very good general speech that led us into the room where the replica was housed. Then he proceeded to talk about all of the objects in the courtyard, the holy and the most holy. He even lit incense, lit up the lamp and had a fake, life size Aaron move around the holy. The whole thing was really interesting and cool to see.
After the presentation, we went to get dinner at an Amish restaurant. We tried to go to "Dienners" a restaurant with authentic food, but they had an hour wait so we went to the restaurant next door, "Jakey's Amish BBQ." I'm not even sure if the Amish BBq or not, but I was so hungry I didn't care. And it turned out that the food was pretty good, so we were happy.
After dinner we to drove to our hotel in Somerset, PA where we had a wonderful stay. The Hampton Inn was amazing!