Next stop - Lancaster County in Pennsylvania. We could have spent several days here - but instead only the better part of an afternoon. Not nearly enough time to enjoy the scenery, food, shopping and atmosphere. You might have heard of this area as the Amish area of the state. And indeed we met many families in their horse drawn buggies on the highway. We were fascinated by the unique scooters powered by barefoot Amish kids as they sped alongside the roads. Too speedy for me to catch with my camera - though it probably would have been considered rude to photograph them anyway.
The crisp white barns of the farms dotted the land for almost as far as we could see. Corn and other crops as well as gardens and orchards tied the landscapes together just like the sashings and borders on one big quilt.