My family went to Lancaster County because we were going to Philly for a family event that happened to to coincide with a school vacation week so we decided to make a mini road trip out of it. Because of a family crisis we hadn't done much planning. I was sort of expecting very rural and was somewhat taken aback by the overabundance of outlet shopping and chain restaurants.
Thankfully we had done enough research to know about this place. The movie about the Amish and Mennonites was very informative, teaching me things I never knew. We hired (booked the day before) a Mennonite tour guide to join us in our car and show us around. Our guide , Fay, was pleasant and informative. I feel that without her we wouldn't have seen or learned nearly as much as We did. She took us to one property where an Amish family lived and did woodworking. We got to see the workshop , speak to the owner, and tour their horse barn. They also had craft shop and sold a few snacks. This tour was the highlight of our time in the area.
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