Thursday, July 31, 2008

CED ~ 2008 - More pics from our Amish country trip...

It's been a while since I loaded the previous photographs but here's a few more taken from our trip last Wednesday over and into Amish Country. The photo above could grace a postcard! It is taken from behind the Der Dutchman Restaurant in Walnut Creek and is what one would view from inside the restaurant with it's amazing wall of windows. This restaurant is one of our favorite places to grab a bite to eat when we're in this area. Normally, we settle for ordering the buffet as it's filled with a variety of Amish cooked foods to enjoy. After dinner, we wander back behind the restaurant to take in the view. Both of us enjoy visiting the gift shoppe located directly across the street, even if Don tells me one each visit that we've previously, "been there and done that".

And since he actually said that to me, we decided to just drive, out onto some of surrounding County roads where views like this one are plentiful. Isn't that view gorgeous?! I could definately get used to waking up to that every day for the rest of my life!

Here's another fairly common view... sharing the road with Amish horses, families, and buggies. I didn't even mind being behind them as it quickly makes you realize it's time to slow down and take in nature's beauty, to breathe freely, and to take each and every moment of life in... its a refreshing reminder.

Scenes, like the one above, are also everywhere you look. It's part of the experience as you drive up over one hill after another or take the next curve in the road. Then, you spy something like this windmill and it makes want to abandon the vehicle for some slower mode of transportation! This would be the one area that I would to travel in a golf cart or heck, even on a bicycle. I couldn't even begin to count the number of times, I wished we could have been able to simply park the Jeep and walk, my mind reeling with all the amazing photo opportunities available.

1 comment:

IsabellaCloset said...

Oh what yummy food Der Dutchmans has! A favotite stop of mine in Amish country.
Thanks for sharing all your very lovely photos...

Blessings ~Mary~ :-}