First off, Lancaster County and the Amish Country were a huge disappointment to me. I had expected charming farms and little roadside stands filled with produce and dairy products. Color me disappointed when all we we found were restaurants, stores and fake Amish Villages that you paid to go in, as well as buggy rides for rent. We did drive around the countryside and saw a little of what must have been the traditional lifestyle back before commercialism took stead.
We've enjoyed our little jaunts around the countryside and through the Nature Preserves. Maybe it's the rain, maybe it's the lack of satellite and our dryer breaking, maybe it's Memphis.
Pennsylvania also has the strangest liquor laws I've ever seen. Most stores and convenience stores don't sell beer. You can't sell beer with wine and liquor. They're sold in a liquor store. And if you want beer, you have to find a brewhouse. And they're not on every street corner, either. I'm guessing that there's either a lot of temperance that goes on here or we're just in a strange part of the state. Maybe I'm wrong. It's just been very different.
Next week, after the holidays and finally being able to test out the new satellite, we'll be spending a couple of days in Philadelphia, and I hope that my early opinion changes. We'll see.