11, 12 June 19
Our next destination was Intercourse, PA to spend a few days in Pennsylvania Dutch country.
But first we stopped quickly in Lewis, Delaware to see the Dutch Museum that celebrates the first European settlement in Delaware in 1631. The museum was closed but information on the museum is here.
As we were looking for a place to stop for lunch, we found Delaware City. It was just what we were looking for to have lunch. A quaint downtown area with park and view of the waterfront. While we did not have time to visit it, within walking distance is Fort Delaware which was used during the Civil War as a prisoner of war camp.
We had stayed at the Beacon Hill RV park in Intercourse some years ago, when we were full timers. Then we had a 40 ft motorhome and by default had one of the larger sites with a direct view of an Amish farm. This time they were going to put us in a smaller site in the back, but we opted to pay for the larger site for the view. After looking at some of our pictures we saw that we had the same site that we had years before. The campground is aptly named as the road is very steep and the sites can be very difficult to maneuver into with larger RV’s. We watched a large fifth wheel having a very difficult time getting into a site with a steep incline. The pickup was underpowered for the job and could barely back the fifth wheel up the hill. All in all, the fifth wheel took around 30 minutes getting into the spot, attracting a number of onlookers in the process.
We had a great view of the farm and observed the operations as they went about their work.
We went to the Amish shopping area for some of the farm goodies and did a drive thru the countryside.