As we pulled off the interstate exit where we would be staying, right there in the middle of the road sitting at the red light beside us was a horse & buggy driven by an Amish man! Definitely not something you see every day. Of course, I pulled out my camera and was immediately reprimanded... mostly because I was the one driving at the time... but Ashlee informed me that we were NOT to take pictures of the Amish people. Oh, this was going to be really, really, REALLY hard for me. But I didn't want to be disrespectful. :-( So I drove on ahead toward the hotel, reluctantly sliding my camera back into my purse.
I knew we would be arriving in Lancaster early in the evening, so I did some research on local activities and found that Long's Park held a summer music series. On the evening we would be arriving, they were hosting the March Fourth Marching Band. Cool! After we checked into our hotel (Hampton Inn conveniently located across from Costco and beside the visitor center), we grabbed a "picnic" dinner at Subway and headed toward the park.
We arrived at Long's Park, finally zipped into a parking place, and followed the crowd to a grassy field. We found a spot to camp out on, spread out our blanket (yes, I was prepared!), and began munching on dinner.
|Waiting for the entertainment to begin|
|A "very" zoomed-in view of the stage.|
|Stilt-Walker strolling through the crowd|
As the performance started winding down, we decided to beat some of the traffic and hit the road back to our hotel for a good night's sleep. Thanks to Ashlee's research on things to do in Amish Country, I had a full agenda planned for tomorrow.