Again, I haven’t been around much lately. My family was in town and so we just went everywhere 😀 Anyways, one of the places we visited was The Amish Village in Pennsylvania. I have always loved getting to know about other people; their culture, religion, well..anything that makes them who and what they are. All the differences that you can see and hopefully learn from someone else is just so interesting and because of that, I was really really super excited to visit the Amish Village and learn a bit about them.
For those of you who just heard about the Amish, i’ll give you a little highlight (and I quote from Wikipedia because i’m no expert so i don’t want to offend anyone 🙂 ); The Amish are a group of traditionalist Christian church fellowships, closely related to but distinct from Mennonite churches, with whom they share Swiss Anabaptist origins. The Amish are known for simple living, plain dress, and reluctance to adopt many conveniences of modern technology. The history of the Amish church began with a schism in Switzerland within a group of Swiss and Alsatian Anabaptists in 1693 led by Jakob Ammann. Those who followed Ammann became known as Amish.
Hope that helps 🙂
Before I share my photos at The Amish Village, i’d post some photos of places we had a quick stop at on our way to the Amish Village. I’m so excited about this because these places were not just cute but they also involved (great) food (of course right? lol).
The first place we stopped by was this super cute “popcorn house” called ‘Grandma Jack’s Gourmet Popcorn’. We stopped there and tried their popcorn and to be honest when i tried the samples the taste of their popcorn was just ok. But then I read that they also sell it online and so I thought it had to be good right? So we bought some different flavors and guess what? we tried them when we got home and it turned out the popcorn was so so delicious. Did not regret buying it at all! A must try indeed. Having said that, it seems that the samples may be put there for a while and that’s why it taste the way it was. Ha! 😀 Anyways, here are the photos of Grandma Jack’s Gourmet Popcorn. Enjoy:
Hope you enjoyed that! And now we jumped to the next place that was located right next to Grandma Jack’s Gourmet Popcorn, The Dutch Haven. The Dutch Haven not only sells THE BEST shoofly pie but they also sells souvenirs and some handmade stuff done by The Amish 🙂 From Dutch Haven, I did not only buy frige magnets (which I started to collect lol) but also the shoofly pie that is really super yummyyy. If you are annywhere near Amish Village, please do stop by and look for the windmill and you’ll find that super good shoofly pie. I also bought the red velvet whoopie pie that is also really good. Indeed it was heaven for a sweet tooth like myself 😀 And here are the photos 🙂
And now, i’ll share my Amish Village photos. Yeay! I was so excited to see the carriage, the house, the outifts, and a lot more. And oh, a quick tip from our tour guide was that The Amish don’t take photos of themselves and we are not allowed to take photos of them because it’ll offend them and so I have no photos of any of the Amish we met that day.
That is all you guys 🙂 I hope you like this post as much as I do. I’m sorry it’s a bit too long; I just have so many photos that i’d love to share hehe.. Okay i’m gonna end this post now and please find below some information about places I visited:
- Grandma Jack’s Gourmet Popcorn: 2710 Old Philadelphia Pike Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505 – http://www.grandmajacks.com
- Dutch Haven: 2857A Lincoln Highway E. (U.S. Rt. 30) Ronks, PA 17572 – http://www.dutchhaven.com
- The Amish Village: 199 Hartman Bridge Road Ronks, PA 17572 – http://theamishvillage.net
Have a great Wednesday people (and happy early thanksgiving) 🙂