December 31, 1997
"...I would act very Amish"

Logan:

I have just woken up, so I am about to take my shower, brush my teeth, comb my hair, and get dressed (not all at the same time). We are having breakfast at an all you can eat buffet, oh wait what's this it is closed rats, well anyway we can find another one …

Bill:

We drove south to York and east through Lancaster to Amish country. We had breakfast at Dienner's

Country Restaurant - a buffet, served by women in white lace bonnets.

Channing:

Hi. It's very cold this morning. We just had a great breakfast and now we're headed to the Amish Country.

Logan:

That food was great. We are in the car heading toward Paradise to buy some gifts for the teacher and some magnets etc. We are going to get magnets because we have started a magnet collection.

Bill:

We stopped at a small shop in Paradise and bought a hex sign for the house, bonnets for the girls, and a black hat for Rev.

 

Channing:

We saw all the Amish people. I got a really nice bear at a store from my dad. Then we went to another store where I got an Amish hat so every time I saw a person I would act very Amish.

Bill:

Then we drove north to the town of Intercourse where we visited several more shops. While there we saw several buggies moving briskly down the road. The horses pulling them were beautifully groomed, and lifted their knees high while trotting.

Logan:

Today we also saw Amish people. Amish is a group of





people that don't believe in using anything modern or even wearing modern clothes. They only wear black and white. They wash clothes, cook, and weave, and made anything from clothes to blank by hand. They only get around by scooter, horse and buggy, and walking.

Logan:

We are done shopping and we are headed to Hershey to go to Candy Lane. Candy Lane is a park that they have every year near Christmas time. The last day that it is open is the last day of 1997, but next year it will be 1998, 1999 etc.

Bill:

We had been told not to miss Hershey, and the famous Candy Cane Lane, so we drove north and east from Intercourse through rolling farmland to Hershey. Candy Cane Lane was less impressive than I had thought it would be - sort of a small amusement park with half a dozen rides and a few carnival games. But the kids enjoyed it. Next to the amusement park is the museum, but it closed early today, and we were too late.



This has been a very cold day, perhaps in the teens towards evening. Even the newscasters are talking about it.

After Hershey we drove back to Lancaster and had dinner at Miller's Pennsylvania Dutch Buffet.

Logan:

We had a lot of fun at the fair. We played two games, went on the carousel ride once, and the ride scrambler twice. We are going to play one more game then leave. The girl running that booth has warm hands. My hands are freezing. She tells me that she has a hand warmer in her pocket and she gives it to me. The hand warmer has stopped working so I rip it open and stick my hand in the bag. I find that the bag is full of fire ashes, no wonder the bag is so warm.

Channing:

Then we went to Hershey's Candy Lane which had rides and games, but we went early because it was cold and it said on the news we could get frostbite. Then we went back to the motel and went to bed.

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