A Fun Weekend in Amish Country with my Momma and the Chickies – Lots of Pictures to Share

Last weekend, Mom and I spent a fun-filled weekend in Amish Country.  Our main purpose of going up there was for a shoebox swap with some of my favorite chickies from PA and OH.  For those of you not stampers, a shoebox swap is where each person designs a card and brings enough supplies for each person to make it.  We had 15 people attend, so we got to make and bring home 14 cards.  It was held at L&L Rubber Stamps in Ephrata in her classroom.  What a fun day we had on Saturday stamping the day away.  Add in all of the hugs, laughter, chatter, and yummy food, and it was a perfect day.  And of course having it at a stamp store also means a little shopping too.  Here are pictures of the cards we made and also a group shot of the chickies.  We chickies all met on Splitcoast Stampers and now keep in touch thru Facebook.  We missed the chickies who couldn’t attend and hope they can make it to the next one.

Some of the stampers hard at work
Some of the stampers hard at work
Our Chickie Group
Our Chickie Group at the swap
Darice being Darice - LOL
Darice being Darice – LOL
Debbie fussy cutting
Debbie fussy cutting
Joan's card closed
Joan’s card closed
Joan's card open
Joan’s card open
Nancy, Carol, & the Momma
Nancy, Carol, & the Momma
Chris, Ann, and Darice
Chris, Ann, and Darice
Joanne, Mary Jo, and Barbara
Joanne, Mary Jo, and Barbara
Jenny & Debbie
Jenny & Debbie
Me & Robin closed
Me & Robin closed
Robin open
Robin open
Tracy mini scrapbook closed
Tracy mini scrapbook closed
Tracy open - side 1
Tracy open – side 1
Tracy open - side 2
Tracy open – side 2
Hostess goodies from Joan
Hostess goodies from Joan

On Saturday night, we tried a new Amish owned restaurant that had just opened up a few days before.  It’s located in the old Family Cupboard location on Harvest Drive at the Harvest Drive Family Inn.  It’s called Fisher’s Amish Restaurant.  You can order either off the menu or get the buffet.  We opted for the buffet, and I have to say the meatloaf and mashed taters were delicious.  The buffet includes the hot food, salad bar, and soups.  The potato soup was very good too.  Our waitress, Esther, needed roller blades.  She was hopping the entire time we were there.  We’d definitely go back again.  They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Check them out next time you are up in Lancaster County.

new amish owned restaurant

Here are some pictures from our backroads rides to and from Ephrata.  You never know what you’ll see…

school

A very large chicken house!
A very large chicken house!
Church wagon
Church wagon

mules-2

mules

mom and chickens

landscape-2

landscape-1

Gorgeous vegetable garden!
Gorgeous vegetable garden!

cows

buggy

buggies-3

buggies-2

Camel in Ronks
Camel in Ronks
Most of my produce stand and bake stand purchases
Most of my produce stand and bake stand purchases

We stopped at a Mennonite owned grocery store mainly to get bird seed, and I saw these two strange (at least to me) items on the shelf.  And no, I did not buy either one.  Neither would cross my lips.

pork in can

sprat

And shopping with Mom is always an adventure.  You just never know what she’ll get in to…I’m just glad another lady was making all the windchimes sound, because Mom usually does that quite loudly.  At least this time, it was just a pretty pink hat and a hippo.  LOL

mom in pink hat

mom with hippo noodle

The hippo was for my grandmother.  She collected them, so whenever we see one, we think of her.

I hope you enjoyed all the pictures from our trip.  We had a great time, and I’m already trying to figure out when we can go again.  Thankfully Lancaster County Amish Country is only 90 minutes up the road from us.

Blessings…

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5 thoughts on “A Fun Weekend in Amish Country with my Momma and the Chickies – Lots of Pictures to Share

  1. Loved reading about your trip and seeing all the pictures. The cards you all made are so beautiful. Looks like you all had a really fun time together.

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