This past winter, while researching areas for our summer 2014 travels, I came across Beacon Hill Campground in Intercourse, PA. It is a small, adult only campground right across the street from an Amish farm. I booked two weeks so that we had plenty of time to explore the area, taste the food, and have a few days to kick back.
It was a gorgeous area and I never tired of the sights (beautiful farms, horses, buggies, gorgeous flowers, colorful quilts), sounds (clip-clop of the horses), smells (yes, including the barn!) and tastes of Amish country (fresh corn, peaches, sausages, whoopee pies).
I took many, many pictures during our time there and will let them tell the story….
Of course, we had to stop by Sturgis Pretzel and Wilbur Chocolates,
We left with a few bags of pretzels and some chocolate as well. ;-)
We also had a chance to visit with fellow RV Dreamers, Neil and Nancy. We drove to the campground that they are at and spent the afternoon catching up. We grilled sausages for dinner but had to make a quick dash home due to cranky weather.
There were two nice rails-to-trails that I had my eye on and we took one day to pedal the Enola Low Grade Trail. We packed up the bikes, a picnic lunch and set out.
There are several trailheads but, as the trail is still a work-in-progress, they are not all connected. We chose to park at the Manor Township trailhead as this section appeared to be the most scenic as it paralleled the Susquehanna River.
We went geocaching while pedaling too!
And found some very, very cleverly made geocaches!
It was a great day with our framily!
We celebrated Gin’s birthday...
A new rule has been established where one gets to celebrate 1 day for every decade they are celebrating. Alrighty then! Let’s just say we had a good, good couple of days!
Remember that Chocolate Lab wine we discovered in the Finger Lakes? Well, they ship!
|A litter of puppy pouches!|
and watching the hot air balloons go by....
Ahhhh....it was a great two weeks in Amish country!