Monday, July 25, 2011

Back from Vacation- Lancaster PA Review

In case you were wondering where I've been I was on vacation for the first time in 2 years! The last time our 3 day vacation was cut short because our minivan was stolen. At least this year we got to have a great 5 day vacation. My stepdaughter had a soccer tournament in Lancaster, Pennsylvania so we decided to stay a few extra days to make a vacation out of it. All this week I'll give you reviews of some of the places we visited and ate at.

When I was younger I spent a couple of my summers vacationing in Lancaster. So for years now I've been trying to get my husband to come out Lancaster with me. I knew he would love the laid back atmosphere and delicious home cooked food everywhere you turned.  Oh and everywhere you turn are the influences of the Amish people who reside there. Whether you are being served food by them or passing by their horse and buggy. Never will you meet a nicer people. The land is very scenic in places with rolling hills, cornfields, farms and just rustic charm.

There is lots of discount shopping to be done in Lancaster with thrift shops all over the place and outlet shopping in two major outlet malls. I stepped into one of the many Goodwill's  and walked out with a complete box set of all 7 books from the Chronicles of Narnia for only $4!! Many of the thrift shops are full of crafting items and in one I was able to get a couple of crochet hooks for only .50 cents a piece.

Though the temperatures soared and it was blazing outside fresh ice cream was found in abundance and everywhere we went air conditioning cooled the sweat from us. Oh and smorgasbord is the word! A smorgasbord is really a buffet. The two most popular are Shady Maple and Millers. Lots of good food to leave you waddling out of there. Have a slice of shoo-fly pie or my personal favorite the whoopie pie. Fried chicken, buttered noodles, mac and cheese and so much more! Every place we ate at in Lancaster left us full and satisfied!

All in all it was a great trip and I highly recommend that everyone visit Amish country. It's perfect for craft lovers, home cooked food lovers, laid back vacation lovers, bargain shoppers, history lovers, and anyone looking for a different kind of vacation. I look forward to going back to Lancaster especially now that my hubby has fallen in love with it and has already told his brother and best friend how they MUST go to Lancaster. So with that I tell you now that you MUST go!

1 comment:

BookGeek said...

Great suggestion - this might be an easier trip for my hubby and I to take since it's only a two hour drive away. Thanks! Glad you had a wonderful time (minus a stolen car?!)