Friday, July 31, 2015

Amish Country in Ohio

Our long vacation  to Busch Garden and Virginia Beach got cancelled so hubby and I  decided to just hit  different places while he was on vacation leave.  We went to Hershey Park for two days then we came home.  Then we  drove to the Amish place in Sugarcreek, Ohio on July 17th.  It was our first time visiting an Amish place.  Hubby have been to one when he was a kid though.
 It was raining when we left home and we were praying the whole way though  for the rain to stop when we are there and it did!
 One thing that we love about road trips especially to places with lots of farms is seeing the  farm animals that we don't normally see in the city.
 There are so many interesting to see when you go on a road trip.
 Going to the Amish  place was not planned, it was just a random urge that hubby and I had.  I have been wanting  to see how Amish lives since I only see it on TV so I was excited on this trip.
Our GPS took us to the back road and we were starting to think we were lost again, lol.  We were driving in the middle of nowhere but  glad that we were on the right path.  
 When we finally reached Sugarcreek, we were  relieved!
 The kids were very excited when we  stared seeing horses.
 The first place that we went and see  was the oldest  Amish house that was built in 1869 but was relocated.  This old horse buggy was fascinating in the eyes of my son.
 The old Amish house was relocated  near a cornfield.
 It's amazing that  the house was relocated  with  its foundation and every thing still intact.
 There was a couple Amish who  are entertaining guests inside the house.
 I will  make a separate post of what is inside.  They have so many display that took us back from the olden days.  Those things that we see in old movies were on that house
 I asked the old guy if he foundation were just added when it as relocated but he said that   everything is original.
 Before leaving, we  wanted some photos  by the horse buggy as we don't see  this things in our place.
 The couple who were attending to guests were very sweet and kind.  I love that they are still  maintaining the house for future generations to see.
 Our son was in his ornery mood of making those poses, it makes us  laugh, lol.
 I will  post some more  photos of our  adventure in Amish land next time.  July  brings us interesting  adventures.  We were in Sweet rush hunt, from Hershey o Sugarcreek, they are all sound so sweet

16 travelers' comments:

Unknown said...

The post is really interesting! I love your blog:)

Joanne T Ferguson said...

I have experienced many Amish communities throughout the states, but not this one in Ohio! I always enjoy learning something new through your blog posts and photos too!

Christy Maurer said...

I'm been to Amish country many times! I grew up in Brewster,OH and Amish buggies were always passing by lol. It is always fun to visit!

Liz Mays said...

What a great spur of the moment trip for you guys! Amish villages are always fascinating.

Jenny @cookeatgo said...

I have always wanted to visit Amish country! What an amazing place to take your kids to visit and to explore!

Colette S said...

What an adventure.
I love your daughter's dress!

I would love to visit and wow on the foundation being intact during the move.

I can't wait to see more of what's inside!

I also want to visit Hershey Park one day.

Anonymous said...

Adorable! It's funny because living in Iowa I go on trips to get away from these things and go and see the city! So fun, glad you had a great day(:

ourfamilyworld said...

It must have been fun to visit an Amish Community. I have always wanted to do this.

Michelle said...

I lived in Columbus, Ohio for four years and Amish country was my favorite part of the state. It looks like you had a fabulous time there and I enjoyed your photos!

Unknown said...

I would have never thought to take a road trip in an area like this but it looks interesting!

Unknown said...

That's very interesting. I wanna go see a real Amish village too!

Jeannette said...

How cool to get to experience this! The views are beautiful and I've always been interested in how other cultures live.

Rebecca Swenor said...

This sounds like an amazing time indeed and I have always enjoyed seeing parts of history. The house is what I would totally love to see and hope to see more pictures. What a great family adventure indeed. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

I would love to visit Amish country. It looks so interesting and a great place to enjoy some family time.

CourtneyLynne said...

Awwwww... I live in NY and if I drive about 5 minutes into the country... Amish everywhere lol. I see them grocery shopping all the time lol

Tiffany said...

My parents make it a point to visit Amish land in Pennsylvania when they go. I didn't think about it in Ohio. Cool!

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