July 4, 2019
Mummy and Daddy started off the day by renting a cute little motorized scooter and zipping off on a tour to see a few of the covered bridges in the area and learn a little bit about the Amish people who live and work here. We stayed behind and slept late, which turned out to be a good thing because Mummy said it was a HOT HOT HOT afternoon. They saw some really cool sights, including an Amish family in their horse and buggy, taking their miniature pony for a RIDE IN THE BACK!!! WHAT THE HECK WAS THAT ALL ABOUT??? Mummy wanted to chase them down and ask a few questions but they had to stay with the tour so she will never know!!! The old bridges were fascinating and the farms they passed were lovely. One wheat field had wheat drying that had been hand-raked and hand-tyed to dry in bundles… most everything here is done by horses who pull the equipment behind them. They didn’t see any modern farm equipment on the Amish farms. And look at the laundry handing on the line to dry!!! They hand wash and hand dry their clothes… washers and dryers ARE NOT ALLOWED! WOW… that’s a LOT OF WORK!!! Later in the day we all went for a car-ride to see more of the area, and Mummy and Daddy stopped to sample some of the FAMOUS Shoofly Pie and Amish Icecream! This is just a lovely, lovely part of the country. We are getting a bit of rain right now but hopefully this will cool things down a bit. Tonight we will have a quiet evening at our AIRSTREAM and celebrate as a family. Wherever you are, have a HAPPY AND SAFE FOURTH OF JULY!!! ??