Thursday, September 20, 2012

Country & City...Rural Thursday

Out in the country we're used to seeing signs like this...

 My husband and I recently took a trip to Pennsylvania and as we crossed into the state I couldn't help but snap a photo of the signs that greeted us...

Yay!!! We made it!

Funny, huh?

But it is a good warning and true! 
We're not used to driving in city traffic. You know, just a couple of country bumpkins come to see the big city :) 
But my husband and I had a lovely time exploring Philadelphia... 

Independence Hall was spectacular to see!
I can honestly say though, that we were SO glad to go here...

This is the view from Country View B&B in Kinzers, PA, where we stayed a couple of days to explore the Amish and Mennonite country in Lancaster County.

Oh, I want to go back soon!!! It is so beautiful. The farmland is gorgeous beyond words and the folks were so nice. If you are going to the area and need a lovely place to stay for the most affordable rates, check out this B&B. It's run by Eli & Barbara Smucker, a sweet Mennonite couple. They made us feel so welcome, and she is a wonderful cook! 

Here's a little Amish humor for ya'...

You know you're a tourist when you drive slower than a buggy!

~ Have a great day in the Lord ~

Images are mine. Please don't take them without asking. Not that anyone would want them. I'm just sayin'. 

I'm linked with Rural Thursday.


  1. Nice pictures you show.
    Thank you for visiting my blog.
    Wish you a good day :)
    Hanne Bente

  2. i see those signs often. the hubby loves going to Carislie, PA all the time for the car show... i love how they have lines as to where each car should be to prevent aggressive driving. & when they say it they so mean it. cops are every where. looks like a nice trip for you. (:

  3. Oh I just came from Toronto Ontario and you need that sign there too! Scary ride. Nice shots. B

  4. we have lots of those tractor signs too..i had to laugh at the aggressive driver sign haha...i loved philly, what a great city it is! we have also been to gettysburg and that is beautiful...would love to go back up to pa and check out the amish stuff!

  5. Great pictures - sounds like a fun trip! I ran the Philadelphia marathon in 2005 and had a great time.

  6. Wonderful photos and lovely trip ~ I loved the Amish country ~ thanks for great post ~ (A Creative Harbor)

  7. Great shots...we need to have that aggressive driver sign posted on our highways ;)

  8. Would love to visit there one bucket list of vacation spots is getting longer and longer!

  9. That sign is funny! Yep driving in the city is most certainly different than the country.

  10. We were just up there, too, ANNE! Sadly, it is true about the drivers, sigh... Great post! Blessings!

  11. Driving in the country has it's hazards too! My friend almost drove us into a ditch while watching a farmer plow a field! So happy you were able to take a vacation and enjoy the sites! And I heard you caught the quilting bug too! The cure is plenty of thread, scissors and fabric! Have fun!

  12. That sounds like so much fun -- would love to visit there someday.

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Rural Thursdays. xo

  13. that sign...nice photos...

  14. Hi Anne,
    So nice to know you and your husband had a very nice trip to Philadelphia. Nice pictures, thanks for sharing with us. And that sign is so funny. I don't like traffic either, although I lived many years in a city with more than 4 million people, I never got used to traffic, and now that we live in the countryside, we just love the peace and tranquility around us.
    Love to you

  15. Looks like you had a great trip. Love those signs and the view from the B&B!
    Thanks for visiting and you sweet comment on my Country Wedding.

  16. I'm used to seeing signs like the 1st one, too, but not signs that warn against aggressive drivers... that's a 1st!
    I have no desire to see big cities! heheheee =)

  17. Great signs! Your stay in Amish country sounds delightful.


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