Thursday, June 11, 2015

Campground Photos and Shopping And Eating In "Amish Country"

Winesburg, OH

71 deg. clear, SW wind @ 6 mph.

Forecast = A mix of clouds and sun. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High near 90F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

The  other day, Jim took a few photos of the Amish Country Campsites CG here near Winesburg. It's not a large CG and some of the sites are pretty close to each other, but we really like it here.

As you pull into the entrance of the park the drive is lined with flowers, (most of which are not really blooming yet.

Behind the house there's a large parking area where you park to register. We're in site #1 right at the end of the parking area.

The office

Looking from the office out into the park.

The reason that Jim chose site#1 is that we've got a great view of the road where a lot of Amish buggies pass by pulled by their beautiful horses. Even if you're not looking, you can hear the clip-clop, clip clop of the horses as they pass by.:-)

Every day since we've arrived, (except Sunday, Everything is closes in "Amish Country" on Sundays), Jim and Linda have gone somewhere to shop, eat, or just enjoy the countryside. Linda's found a lot of neat items to give or make for Christmas presents, They've also found some great places to eat out and more places to buy food that is now filling Nora's cabinets, refrigerator and freezer. Many of the things you can buy in this area are hand made by the local people or home grown on the many farms in the area.

Some of the prices are kind of high, but the quality of the products are high too.  Of course you have to beware, as some of the merchandise is imported from, (you know where), and the quality is not as good, but a little careful shopping will pay off.

If you come to this area, be sure to pick up one of the "Visitor Information Guides" that are available almost anywhere in the area. There's a ton of info in the guides to help you find just what you're looking for.

Oh, and just a couple more things. Many of the Amish people do not want you to take their photos, (especially of their faces), so pleas honor their wishes. Also be careful of the Amish buggies that share the road. They're moving at a slow pace and you come up on them very fast.

Did you know that over 165,000 Old Order Amish live in the United States and another 1,500 live in Canada?


1 comment:

  1. I just loved being in Amish country in Pennsylvania. It's so quaint. We'll have to check it out in Ohio.