Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Saturday in Amish Country-Outdoor Wednesday


If we drive a little over an hour from our home,
we can enter a different world. A world where it
looks like this when you are driving down the road.


A place where lunch is all homemade, right down
to the warm bread and apple butter...for only $5.50.

     Our plan for the day was to simply enjoy being outside on a wonderful, warm fall day. We stopped at an area pumpkin patch, drove past an old rock sculpture park and peeked in to see if it looked like it did when we were kids. We stopped for fresh made cheeses, Amish noodles, a few unique squash and a fresh apple cider slushie. This is the one time of year that I don't mind living in Illinois. Just sit back and go along for the ride.















I am joining Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday
and Heidi @ Heart and Home for Wednesday Gratitude.



Please visit our lovely hostesses and say hello!




26 comments:

~Alison~ said...

Beautiful photos!
We're about an hour away from Lancaster, PA. We love the atmosphere and of course, the food! It's been a few years since we've visited. I'll have to plan a trip soon.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sue, that looks like the perfect day. I have never seen pumpkins displayed on shelves like that. Thank you for your sweet comments.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Sue Sweetie...
What a beautiful time you had, and just a perfect outing. I love, love, love each of the photos. Your dinner looked yummy for sure. Nothing like a plate of home made dinner.

Love the pumpkins on the shelves going up. Gosh it looks awfully high up there. The pumpkins, squash and the garden photos are outstanding. I so love it when you share. It was so much fun on this trip this morning. Have a gorgeous Wednesday sweetie.

Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

cherry said...

Yummy & beautiful !! looks like the perfect day!
Happy Outdoor Wednesday ~ hugs from Savannah, Cherry

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing your day in Amish country. Don't think I have seen pumpkins on a tree form like that. Lunch looks yummy! Foods always taste so good after a day out in the fresh air and sunshine.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Sue! This is just the neatest. I have always wanted to visit Amish Country, and this was a special treat. Thanks for sharing...

XO,

Sheila... who is still SO in love with your candy corn! :-)

ChRiS said...

love the photos i am bout 25 mins from Lancaster Pa and its always amazing to travel over there such beautiful country....and food oh my yeah its what you call GOOD STUFF

Kathy said...

I am about 1 1/2 hour from lancaster -there sure are a lot of us out there :-) Your pictures are beautiful

dee dee said...

Sue,
What beautiful photos! The food looks so yummy... and all those pumpkins are getting me in the fall spirit!
Dee dee

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds like a great day! I'd love to try an apple cider slushie:@)

Dawn said...

Oh HI!!! I just came across you through Bluebird Notes....and so glad I did!
For one...candy corn is my favorite;)
I enjoy your photos- I have always wanted to visit Amish Country! One day.....
Those photos are amazing...like the shelved pumpkins!

Have a wonderful day!

Kim, USA said...

Oh my these place is gorgeous. The food looks yummy!
The Lake

Heidi said...

I envy you, I've always wanted to see Amish country for myself. What lovely and interesting images, especially the pumpkin "trees". Very fun and clever.
Thanks for linking to Wednesday Gratitude, I'm happy you joined the party.
xo
Heidi - Heart and Home

Sherry said...

Sue,
That is a really neat pumpkin patch. I love the "pumpkin trees." You got the greatest shots. I went to the pumpkin patch with my kindergartener and we picked a pumpkin each. Well I was really wanting the heirloom blue ones and the flater orange ones, but on a schoolbus I could only carry mine and his.LOL I had to leave without the fancy pumpkins. We had fun though.
Sherry

Donnie said...

I love your Outdoor Wednesday photos. Beautiful countryside.

Amy P said...

Gorgeous photos! Sounds like a lovely day :)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

When I first saw the picture of the buggy I thought, "I can't believe she was in my neck of the woods and didn't see me". I then figured out that you have Amish not far from your home. If you are every close to me, we must get together you know!!!!!
Remember we could have been seperated by birth!
Looks like you had so much fun.
xo Yvonne

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Thanks for all the comments. I think it would be fun to visit PA Amish country and see how it differs from our Illinois Amish communities. From the sounds of the comments, I would say that they are all great cooks!

xinex said...

What a beautiful post, Sue! It brought back some good memories. I used to lve in Philadelphia when I first migrated to US and ther was an Amish community nearby that we used to visit. John , AJ and I planned to go to the Philippines in Jan, for my HS reunion but my uncle passed away about 2 weeks ago. He was the only surviving sibling of my dad and I wanted to see him but I am too late. So, I decided to cancel the trip. Someday, I will go home and visit again...Christine

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

What a fun day this would be girl...and look at the chicken and noodles YUM!! now I'm hungry for sure...I pray all is well in your world my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

My name means Wisdom said...

We always drive through Amish Country on our trips north and south, but we have never stopped. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that we always leave home super early, think 3 a.m. and then are getting back home super late, about 3 a.m. too.

I am thinking of doing a short road trip with my bff when she comes up from Texas next month. There is so much I want her to see and share with her, but not enough time, she is only here for a week (first time in the North, lol). I keep thinking a drive south or a drive west, towards Galena.

LindyLouMac said...

Hi there, I did not join in with Outdoor Wednesday this week but I certainly enjoyed your outing to Amish country.
Thankyou for your comments on my latest post on News From Italy.

Karen said...

Oh this is a GREAT POST! I love each picture. I was back in Michigan last year at this time and really enjoyed seeing the amish, and all the wonderful produce and such. But I'm thinking I missed out! I never ate lunch where they served their food! DANG!
Have a great day! Karen

Roberta said...

Amish country is so beautiful! Lovely pics and that fence...is that stone? so pretty! xo

Monica H said...

makes me wish we were at the pumpkin patch. It'll still so hot and uncorfortable though and the weekends are so busy. we'll get there though.

Angie said...

Looks like a gorgeous fall day! Great to know a whole other world is only a short drive away.