10.25.2013

road trip day 13, ohio's amish country

Ohio is home to the largest Amish population in the states. I was super intrigued to go and explore Amish country and wasn't quite sure what I would find or if I would see any Amish people. But, as luck would have it, we were in the heart of Amish country and it felt like we were stepping 100 years back in time. Everywhere we went, instead of cars there were horse drawn buggies.  In parking lots there were horse tie ups and Amish women going about their day. It was a fascinating sight and we had to spend around an hour on wikipedia to make sense of who was Amish and who was Mennonite, and what they were and were not allowed to do. After getting a bit of an Amish education, we explored the areas backroads, pointing out the amish homes with their laundry drying outside in the breeze. We also decided that when in Amish country, one must eat the pie. We tried all sorts of pie, but the regional favorite, grape cream pie, was definitely the best! If you ever find yourself in Ohio, definitely head south from Cleveland towards Amish country. Brian Yoder
Amish country has plenty of farms, and we got out to explore a few! It was fun because they let all the animals just wander...we followed around a pot bellied pig for a while and fell in love. We thought he would make a perfect pet for the nugget!



The biggest horse i've ever seen!




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