Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Beautiful Lancaster PA

Here are some more pictures from our trip!!
All of these are from Lancaster county, PA except the first one which was taken while driving through the underwater tunnel in Baltimore,MD.

Hope you all enjoyed these.

This was our first trip to Pennsylvania, We absolutely LOVED it there! We got to visit with one of our pen pals while there.She was in Lancaster helping her older sister out with her two small children.They are Old Order Mennonites.They drive the horse and buggy's and they choose to live the "plain life". They were really nice to us,they welcomed us into their home for over 3 hours.we really enjoyed our visit.We didn't get any photos of them because they don't like having pictures of themselves taken.Old Order Amish and Mennonites forbid photography of their people, and their objection is based on the second commandment, Exodus 20:4: "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth"."

We knew this before hand so we didn't even take our camera's that day.

Katie and I are fascinated by their way of life. We are so thankful that the Stauffer family counts us as their friend's, as we do them!


Mississippi Songbird said...

Those are great pictures..
We have Old Order mennonites around here.. I have never visited their little village, but I have frineds that have an they said it's neat..
Thanks for sharing your trip.. Have a great week.

Marci said...

I am glad y'all had a great trip. We live among the Amish here in Ohio. I am glad you are back safe and sound.