Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Amish Buggy Ride

Our friends from TechnoRV invited us to join them for dinner at an Amish Family’s home.  In addition to dinner, they would take us on a horse and buggy ride if we wanted to go.

Amish Dinner

The dinner was excellent.  Family style – 17 of us sat around a long dinner table and passed the meatloaf, mashed potatoes, salad, chicken, corn, bread, and apple butter.  All homemade.  Mostly home-grown.  You could see the corn in the field outside the window!  It was delicious!  So good that I had no room for the homemade apple pie at dessert.  But I did share a piece!

We enjoyed the dinner and conversation so much that we stayed for quite a while.  Late enough that it started to get dark. It was then that it really sunk in … this house has *no* electricity.  They do use propane for their refrigerator and an excellent, bright lamp.

Horse and Buggy Ride

The highlight was the horse and buggy ride.  We took a couple of pictures – we were told that it was OK as long as we didn’t photograph our hosts – and I turned the camera to video for a minute as we went clop-clopping down the road.

I made the little movie above with Moviemaker, and wrote about it for my weekly post in RV.net as well as in our own Geeks on Tour Computer Tips blog.


Karen and Al said...

Wow what a great experience that would have been. Would have loved to have seen your hosts and all the dinner guests and food! Very cool buggy ride, thanks for taking us along!

Computer Backpack said...

How Fun! I grew up by Shipshiwana, In. I know a lot of amish and it is fun to see from the other side.