A Sunday Drive in the Amish Countryside

Monday, May 8, 2017

Welcome back friends!   Life's been a bit crazy around here lately. Grandkids have a wonderful way of filling our days with laughter and joy and the impending arrival of grandchild #3 has also filled our recent days with excitement and apprehension.  Our little grandson isn't really due for about 4 weeks, but mama has been on a bit of a roller coaster ride this past week.  We're hoping and praying that things remain stable and delivery won't be for at least a couple of weeks so if you could keep Katie and baby in your prayers, we'd sure appreciate it.

In the meantime, I'm back today with a post and photos from a ride we took a couple Sundays ago to one of our favorite places - the Amish Community in nearby Montgomery county.  Someone who recently subscribed to my blog said to a mutual friend, 'your friend sure likes barns!' Haha....didn't take her long to figure that out, but I hope the rest of my longtime followers know that as much as I love barns, this blog features much more than that.  At the risk of scaring her away...today's post will definitely be full of barns and cows and countryside.  It's no secret that I am not a city girl, not in the very least.  In fact, it's safe to say I really dislike cities and feel like a fish out of water when I find myself in them - lost and disoriented.  But take me out into the country where I can see miles of farmland and old barns ....that's my happy place.  I may prefer living in the suburbs, but I love visiting the country.  I also love the seaside, but sadly it takes a bit longer to get there. That is why nearly every ride we take brings us to back roads and unspoiled acres for as far as the eye can see.  So, consider yourself warned.  If you hate barns and fields, now's your time to run while you can.

Ever notice how cows just stare at you as if to say, "What are YOU looking at?"

This house though.....so much to love!

Loved the juxtaposition of this power line with the old barn and view for miles. Reminds me of the Who song, "I Can See for Miles'

Of course none of those are Amish farms, but you can't deny the beauty of the countryside!  When we finally approached one of the areas known to be home to several Amish farms, we happened on this very neat scene - probably a Sunday church gathering.  It's definitely not something you often see around here, maybe in Lancaster, but not in NY.

Amish Parking Lot - How do you know which horse is yours? 

See the dog next to the front wheel?

There must have been 30 or 40 buggies all together in the middle of a Sunday afternoon!  After this we went to our regular Amish community just a short drive from here.

Honestly, I can't tell you what it is about the Amish that I find so intriguing, but I'm drawn to them. One of these days I'll get to Lancaster and get me a ride on one of these buggies!  Until then, I'll enjoy what is a growing trend right here in New York State.  Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you'll come back soon to Life As I See It where you never know what's around the bend but you can be sure we'll document it and share it here on the blog!


  1. Gail, I'm so happy I found your blog. My husband and I are new to the Capital Region. I'm finding lots of inspiration and ideas here of places for us to explore. Someday, make that trip to Lancaster County. You'll love it. My Dad had family in the area, in Gap, PA, and growing up, it was always one of my favorite family trips.

    1. Oh, I'm so happy you found the blog too! There are plenty of fun things to do in this area, lots more than I've written about, but it's sure a good start, regardless of your interests. The Directory will lead you in many directions and hopefully to some great times and new memories! Thanks for reading and taking time to comment!


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