A Day in the Pennsylvania Dutch Country

July 4, 2019

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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!!! ??

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Joan Evans
Joan Evans
3 years ago

Hope you had a happy 4th July.

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago
Reply to  Joan Evans

Thank you… Happy 4th to you too! ??

Susan Thomas
Susan Thomas
3 years ago

Oh yes we are world famous for our Amish farms… Pennsylvania the Puppy Mill Capital ….. located in serene looking Amish farms….. now not ALL of them are puppy mill operators but none of them are nice to animals… it breaks my heart. I hope you enjoyed the shoo fly pie! it’s one of my favorites! I can’t wait to see you on your return to Pennsylvania… you’ll get to see something more cheerful… well not ALL cheerful I mean it is Gettysburg……

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago
Reply to  Susan Thomas

Well we didn’t see any puppy mills so we have had a very cheerful visit here but we look forward to seeing you in Gettysburg.

Mary Hamilton
Mary Hamilton
3 years ago

Super fun! It’s so pretty up there. Wait until you see the handmade quilts! They are soooooooo pretty! Have fun! Thank you for the update!

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago
Reply to  Mary Hamilton

Ohhhhh Mummy can’t wait to see some quilts! ?❤️?

Phyllis Singler
Phyllis Singler
3 years ago

Steve and I used to go out there every two weeks when we lived in Philly. The farms are so pastoral. I loved going out there. I miss visiting. I even have two Amish friends out there. . I see on the weather maps the rain you are having. Stay dry. Enjoy

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago

We got a few hours of heavy rain but the rest of the day was really nice. ??

Patricia L. Smith
Patricia L. Smith
3 years ago

Happy Fourth of July, my Friends. What a fun adventure you have had thus far. Thank you for sharing your wonderful pictures and stories. ??

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago

We have had a great time ?❤️?

Deborah Medlock
Deborah Medlock
3 years ago

I was going to mention the puppy mills also but saw someone already had have a fun trip

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago

We aren’t looking for a puppy so of course we haven’t seen ANY PUPPY MILLS. All we have seen is a lovely area and really friendly people ?❤️??

Lise leduc
Lise leduc
3 years ago

I’m glad you are having fun and thank god you didn’t see any puppy mills. That breaks my heart. Looking forward to hearing all about your adventures. By the way mommy got me a new baby girl. Her name is Rosie .

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago
Reply to  Lise leduc

Ohhhh I can’t wait to see a picture of your new baby ?❤️?

Jeannie Lively
Jeannie Lively
3 years ago

Have a good 4th tonight! I’m sure it will be quite there! Sure they don’t shoot firecrackers ❤️??❤️

Debbie
Debbie
3 years ago

Happy 4th of July!

Laurie Heikoff
Laurie Heikoff
3 years ago

Happy 4th. of July, sweet little. Millie., your sisters, and your mummy and Daddy!

Mary Beth Schofield
Mary Beth Schofield
3 years ago

Happy 4th of July. Safe travels

Sharon Terrel
Sharon Terrel
3 years ago

Loved the little scooter mommy and daddy rented. Have a. beautiful 4th this evening with mommy and daddy. Right now our mommy has the TV blaring to protect our ears from the loud fireworks going off early. It has settled Fawn~Fawn way down. Happy 4th ??❤️

Sharon J. Hook
Sharon J. Hook
3 years ago

Hi Guys…Happy to hear you are having such a good time. When I lived in New York the Amish people used to bring baked goods to the Farmer’s Market every week. It was delicious. They are very hard working people. It has been raining here in Tampa off and on all day. This is my first year without my little Ollie. He was so scared of the Fire Works and here they also have it on New Year”s Eve. I always stayed home so I could hold him. Well, have fun tomorrow.

Jill Stroh
Jill Stroh
3 years ago

Dear Sweet Millie LaRue, Please thank your Mummy for posting all of those lovely photos! You are indeed in a beautiful part of the country–I hope to drive through it myself someday. It will be a slow, slow trip because I stop whenever something catches my interest, and that is A LOT! Ha! Maybe by then I will have my own little yorkie to go with me. I’m glad you’re celebrating at the Airstream tonight. You girls will feel nice and safe with Mummy and Daddy there with you. I’m staying home with Ivy (cat) tonight too. She doesn’t enjoy… Read more »

Judy Alter
Judy Alter
3 years ago

Sounds like a fun day for mummy & daddy.

Jill Stroh
Jill Stroh
3 years ago

I have a question for Debbie, the lady who posted a pretty photo of herself a few comments above. How did you do this? I’d like to do it too, but so far I haven’t been smart enough to succeed. I’m just curious, and thank you in advance.

Rev kennyhaddock
Rev kennyhaddock
3 years ago

Sounds like fun Millie

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago

??❤️?

Sherry Simon
3 years ago

Happy 4th to you girls and your Mummy and Daddy. Thank you for the lovely pictures.

Jeanie Drane
Jeanie Drane
3 years ago

Sounds like a great day, stay cool all of u its so hot here,melt down hot,maybe it will cool up,have a Happy 4th,love u all????????

Carole Barrette
Carole Barrette
3 years ago

Happy 4th of July!!!????

Betsy Ann Dressler
Betsy Ann Dressler
3 years ago

So happy you had a wonderful day, despite the heat. The covered bridges would be my favorite to see (maybe some day). Mia and I are chillin’ tonite, so I can cuddle with her during our disrespectful neighbors and their firecrackers/fireworks (which are not allowed in our mobile home park). She gets so scared, shakes like a leaf! Gearing up for tomorrow night, Mia is so ready to give you kisses. Til then, have a quiet evening, and stay cool. Hugs

Theresa Goodwin
Theresa Goodwin
3 years ago

Ohh what a wonderful day mummy and daddy had. Thank you for sharing it with us all . I am in the UK But I wish you and all my friends over the pond a Happy 4th Of July Happy travels Millie and co Hugs

Josephine Oliver
Josephine Oliver
3 years ago

Happy 4th of July to all of you pretty Yorkies, keep air streaming along the beautiful country.
Kiss Kiss ? ???

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago

Thank you so much ??

Maggie
3 years ago

When we lived in Indiana we frequently went to Shipshawanna which is an Amish community in Northern Indiana. Three days feels like ine has been hone a week in the wonderful laid back life that they lead. I have great respect for their commitment to community and faith.

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago
Reply to  Maggie

It is just sooooo lovely up here!

Dianna Reynolds
3 years ago

AWE LOVE YOUR LETTER. SOVERY LUCKY TO SEE ALL YOU HAVE SEEN. SOUNDS BEAUTIFUL. HOW WAS THE PIE. I’VE NEVER ATE ANY OF THAT KIND. WE LIVED IN CHAMPAIGN, IL, SOME YEARS AGO ANE HAD TO DRIVE A HOUR AND 45 MINUTES TO SEE WHAT YOU HAVE. THEY ALSO HAVE A RESTAURANT NPOW. THE FOOD IS SO GREAT. OH MY. THEY WORK SO VERY HARD. WE ARE NOW IN INDIANA. AND AMISH ARE NEAR US IN PARKE COUNTY. WE ARE IN VIGO COUNTY. THEY DO SO MUCH. ALSO WE ARE HAVING A METAL ROOD PUT ON OUR HOME AND THEY… Read more »

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago

Thank you and I’m glad you are enjoying our pictures. Mummy said the pie was very good… it is made from molasses!

Lynn Davis
Lynn Davis
3 years ago

It sounds like a great day! Happy 4th!

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago
Reply to  Lynn Davis

We had a really nice day ❤️❤️

Patricia Morgan
Patricia Morgan
3 years ago

So glad you are back with your wonderful adventures. Mommy and daddy sure know how to have fun. Hugs and love until the next time. ?

Denise La Peter
Denise La Peter
3 years ago

Great pics!

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago

Thank you ?❤️?

Ina Rohde
Ina Rohde
3 years ago

HAPPY 4TH….OURS WAS A QUIET NIGHT ALSO. TOOK ROXIE OUTSIDE AFTER DARK BUT THE FIREWORKS WERE FAR ENOUGH AWAY THAT SHE WASN’T NERVOUS AND DIDN’T NOTICE THEM…. NOW THE THUNDER WE HAD TODAY IN FLORIDA…..A DIFFERENT STORY. SHE WAS JUST GLAD WE MADE IT HOME BEFORE THE THUNDER STARTED. SHE EITHER HAS TO SIT WITH DADDY OR MOMMY IF IT THUNDERS. DOES NOT LIKE THUNDERSTORMS!!!!!!!

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago
Reply to  Ina Rohde

We ended up hearing a few firecrackers from our campsite but it wasn’t too bad.

Lisa Easley
Lisa Easley
3 years ago

Hello Millie and Sisters My Little Luci HATES Fireworks and Thunderstorms But it has Been Not too Bad here Tonight Today Would Have been Mom and Dads 60th Wedding Anniversary Mom Has Been Gone For a Year and 4 Months I MISS HER EVERYDAY Well Have a Happy Fourth and If your Ever in Kittanning Look Me Up Love ya Luci and Lisa

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago
Reply to  Lisa Easley

Ohhhh I’m so sorry that the day brings back sad memories for you. ??? I hope that you were able to think of some happy times so that things weren’t too upsetting for you. ??

Amelia Rogers
3 years ago

Hope you had a beautiful 4th with your beautiful pups don’t know why anyone would even bring up a puppy mill but that is beautiful country there

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago
Reply to  Amelia Rogers

We try and seek out the pretty things about each area and we are not in the market for a puppy from a puppy mill… so there was really no chance of us seeing that. The people have all been very nice and the scenery here is just BEAUTIFUL. We just love the area. ?❤️?

SNUGGLES ANNE ENGEL
SNUGGLES ANNE ENGEL
3 years ago

DEAR PRETTY PUP, LOVE THE PICTURES. THANK YOU FOR YOUR LATEST POST ABOUT YOU TRAVELS. PLEASE TELL YOUR MISTRESS TO EMAIL MY MISTRESS WITH THE QUESTIONS SHE WANTED TO ASK THE AMISH. BEST HISSES, C’EST PETITE MOI

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago

She will speak with you in January … this will be an interesting topic! Her main question yesterday was why they were driving their pony around in the wagon?

Denise La Peter
Denise La Peter
3 years ago

To add your picture, go to your google account and select your profile and you can add a picture to the circle?

Christine Flaherty
Christine Flaherty
3 years ago

Didn’t work ?

Christine Flaherty
Christine Flaherty
3 years ago

Happy 4th from sunny California

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago

Ihope youhad a Happy 4th!

Linda Silvester
Linda Silvester
3 years ago

So glad you all had a lovely 4th of July. ❤❤❤❤

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago

?❤️?

Jeanie Drane
Jeanie Drane
3 years ago

Aww hope u all had a happy 4th, love the photos, thanks for sharing, seeing lots of beautiful cities and countries ,must be a great,experience, wow yes u have alot to see on ur adventure, so glad u get to travel and see all theae beautiful sites,,and all the people get to see ur beautiful little girls ,thats a blessing love and prayers to u all,

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago
Reply to  Jeanie Drane

Thank you… we are really enjoying our time in this area. It is very beautiful and the people are very friendly. The food is delicious too! ?❤️?

Faye Lawrence
Faye Lawrence
3 years ago

That was the best way to celebrate the 4th ever. Seeing America Amish ?

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago
Reply to  Faye Lawrence

It was a delightfulday… very low stress ?❤️?

Waunita Dickey
Waunita Dickey
3 years ago

Enjoyed seeing and hearing of your adventure yesterday. So glad you had a nice day. Be safe and enjoy your vacation.

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago
Reply to  Waunita Dickey

Thank you… I am glad you are enjoying our posts. ??

Carol Copeland
Carol Copeland
3 years ago

Sounds like you had a great Independence Day holiday! What is shoefly pie made of?

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago
Reply to  Carol Copeland

Shoofly pie is mainly made of molasses… it is very sweet and attracts FLIES! That is why they call it SHOO-fly Pie because that is what you are saying as you wave your hand over your pie…. swatting away the flies!!! ???

Kimberly Mccain
Kimberly Mccain
3 years ago

Hope you had a great 4th.. looks like a beautiful day, it’s hot here too

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago

We had a very nice day and have enjoyed our visit to Pennsylvania. ?❤️?

Sandy Greenwood
Sandy Greenwood
3 years ago

Happy 4th ,Looks like a beautiful area

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago

We have really enjoyed iur stay in the area ?❤️?

Dawn Dupuis
3 years ago

Pennsylvania Dutch Country is lovely. I so enjoyed the beautiful countryside years ago when I visited. The Amish quilts are so gorgeous! Looks like you’re having a wonderful time!! Happy belated 4th of July!

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago
Reply to  Dawn Dupuis

Ohhhhthe quilts are gorgeous! Mummy doesn’t know how to wuilt but now she wants to take a class!!!

Kay Ankeny
Kay Ankeny
3 years ago

So glad you are enjoying the Pennsylvania Dutch and the Lancaster area. It is very beautiful. Of course , I am partial being from the area. Hope Mummy was able to purchase some of the colorful material used for the quilts, sure it would make beautiful harnesses for you Girls. Safe Travels! Hugs ❤️❤️❤️

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago
Reply to  Kay Ankeny

Ohhh we have loved it here and hope to come back one day. We didn’t get any fabric because Mummy said she already has several projects to make back home but she DOES want to take a quilting class after seeing all of the quilts!!!

Wendy Scoggins
Wendy Scoggins
3 years ago

I love that area! I’ve only been there once and only one spot but so lovely!

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago
Reply to  Wendy Scoggins

It was really so beautiful… now we have moved on to the Finger Lakes area.

Joan Marie Schneller
3 years ago

Beautiful pictures you have posted. Thanks for sharing. travel safe

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago

Thank you for following along with us ??

Bethe Austin
Bethe Austin
3 years ago

Oh Millie, Amish Country is Wonderful!
My Mum has been there many times and boy oh boy is the ‘eatin’ good!!!!!
We are late in posting but I am sure you had a Maaarvelous time!
x’s , Leetl LuLoo

millie larue
millie larue
3 years ago
Reply to  Bethe Austin

Yes, we really loved it there and the food too!

Wendy R Wieciech
Wendy R Wieciech
3 years ago

I too was going to mention the capital of Puppy Mills is in Pa, especially Lancaster, however the state has so much more to offer. I live about 45 minutes away actually in Maryland but visit Lancaster often. The Amish are always very nice to me. the trick is never approach them with any type of camera /video recorder. Respecting their religion and beliefs is most important. The food is AMAZING . You must try the homemade jams and Jellies. The Apple butter is to dye for, I think the girls would love a tiny little bite. Youi know just… Read more »

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