I decided to wear this dress from ModCloth because it felt very prairie-like to me with its big bell sleeves and peasant style in general. I'm glad I bought it because it's really comfortable and the color is gorgeous! When we first got to Lancaster, we walked around and explored. We went to downtown Lancaster which is actually more modern and city-like and it was really cute! We went into some shops and food markets and then did the same once we headed into Amish Country. I got so many treats on this trip. I had three slices of pie while there and I took two slices home with me. I also got a pumpkin whoopie pie and a bottle of Holiday wine from a local vineyard. I am saving that for a Christmas party! There was this place that had a lot of wines to taste, and I had so many that I really liked including one made with Concord grapes. It tasted like grape juice and it was amazing.
We ate at a really great restaurant called Plain and Fancy. It was one of those family style places where you eat with strangers and you can eat as much as you want. The food was really good! We had fried chicken, another chicken pot pie-type dish, lots of veggies, mashed potatoes, and probably other stuff that I'm forgetting. They also had dessert! We sat with an older couple from Kansas and two younger women from New York. It was cool to hear about their lives and where they live.
The next day, we started the day off with a pretzel from Immergut, which is an Amish pretzel shop. Katherine from Much Adoo had recommended it to me a long time ago as being the best pretzel ever. It definitely held up to this claim. This was the best pretzel I've ever had in my entire life. I wish I could have them more often. From there, we headed to the Wolf Sanctuary. They have so many wolves on their property and it was really cool to be so close to them. They were all behind fences, of course, but they had a lot of land to roam around in!
We went on the hunt for a covered bridge, which for some reason ended up being a very difficult task. We ended up stopping off in Lititz and ate at a cute bistro type place called Tomato Pie Cafe. Lititz itself was such a cute town. We went through some of the shops there, including a chocolate one! Eventually, we did find a covered bridge where we stopped and took a walk along the trail nearby.
|Dress: ModCloth//Tights: Target//Shoes: Payless//Leaf Crown: Francesca's//Sunglasses: Coney Island//Lipstick: Colourpop|
Overall, Amish Country has a very relaxing atmosphere. There's actually a lot to do and a lot of little towns to visit, so I would have actually liked to stay maybe an extra day or two in addition to the two days we spent there. I would definitely go back again sometime, especially for the pretzels, wine, and pie! :)