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Sunday, August 04, 2019

Intercourse PA and a couple of stops along the way

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.


Rick and Kathy Rousseau said...

We loved the PA countryside and the quaintness of the Amish farming community.
Many of the older Campgrounds were not made for the larger RVs of today.
Many RV dealerships lie about the ability of a Tow Vehicle just to make a sale.
Be Safe and Enjoy your time in PA.

It's about time.

Phyllis said...

I'm sure you went to Kitchen Kettle Village. When we lived in South Jersey we made a couple trips there a year. Now one daughter lives in Lebanon PA and when we visit her, the Village is a must. Try their Peach Salsa. To die for. When there in June we got pickled beets, sweet fire pickles to name just a couple. We always leave with bags full. Also had a fabulous lunch at the restaurant in the Village. Oops the name escapes me now. King? something?

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

I don't really understand the Amish lifestyle, but they sure can cook some amazing food! :c)

Nickie and Jim said...

Such a neat area to visit (literally and figuratively!). We've enjoyed staying in nearby New Holland a couple of times, and pigged out at Shady Maple Smorgasbord!