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Road Trip to the Amish Country: A Step Back in Time

I’m planning a road trip!  An all girl’s weekend in the Amish Country. A whole weekend of girlie bonding in the middle of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

What is the Amish country?  To better explain it, Wikipedia does an excellent job – Pennsylvania Dutch Country refers to an area of southeastern Pennsylvania, United States that by the American Revolution had a high percentage of Lutherans. There were also German Reformed, Moravian, Amish, Mennonite and other German sectarian inhabitants.

Amish

What it breaks down to is this.  There is a settlement of people living in the beautiful rolling hills of Pennsylvania that live by God’s rule.  No electricity, no radio, no TV, no cars.  Very very religious.  The thing about the Amish is that they have chosen a lifestyle completely tuning out what they consider the sins of modern society.

Even though this sounds like people from another planet, they are actually a very peaceful group.  Their history is thoroughly fascinating and I’ll be able to see if first hand.

One of my girlfriends suggested this trip.  She had been a couple of times and I’d never been.  When my other girlfriend found out about the trip, she wanted to go, too, so we decided this was going to be an all girlfriend field trip.  God knows what kind of trouble we will get into.

Anyway, I decided to find out more about these people when I came upon a series of videos at YouTube concerning the teenagers who wanted out.  They had lived all their lives as Amish, but some decided enough was enough…

Isn’t that the most interesting thing you’ve ever seen?

Here’s more:

Part 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVUQlR7EMMc&feature=related
Part 3:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qihiKszP53Y&feature=related
Part 4:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4MKua0Huuw&feature=related
Part 5:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8D-Xgk30pDo&feature=related
Part 6:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Vp5dls7p3c&feature=related
Part 7:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRbrdL9n3GM&feature=related

If you made it through all seven, I’m sure you’ll be feeling as I did when I watched them.  It’s a world full of belief that the family is number one.

Until next time, wavinghand

Island Chick

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