I’d love to tell you that I had a wonderful trip to Amish country on this perfect day. But let’s just say that it wasn’t what I expected. As I mentioned yesterday, my husband had said he’d like to take a drive to Amish country on Labor Day, just to go somewhere and see some different scenery.
Unfortunately, I forgot to read his mind before we left. Because I do believe that what he really wanted to do was to merely drive through Amish country on the way to yet another hike that involved steep terrain. Of course, because I didn’t read his mind, I didn’t bring my hiking shoes (thank heavens) to which he promptly told me that I’m never prepared.
We were up and out by 7:30 though, and WXPN in Philadelphia was playing a Labor Day special of Bruce Springsteen songs from A-Z. So that was pretty cool.
We saw some beautiful scenery, like the photo above, but there was no stopping and all of these were taken through he car windows.
We saw Amish children hurrying to school.
The two boys in the photo above aren’t wearing shoes. And can you imagine letting your children run out of the house, shoeless, and setting off for school along a well-traveled road? Well, I guess I could if I were Amish.
I’m going to think about this when I sit behind the bus tomorrow as it stops every 50 feet to pick up children.
And if any of you out there know what’s in the field above, feel free to shout it out. (I already know; I’m just seeing if you do!)
The trip wasn’t a complete bust. I got to listen to some Bruce tunes that I haven’t heard in years. This one is one of my favorites.
Hope your week is a good one.