Thursday, September 5, 2013

Traveling With A Lancaster County Innkeeper


  I have traveled extensively near and far.

As a former travel guide and a horsewoman I have experienced some outstanding points of interest here and across the world.

My hope is to take you to some of the hidden gems located in Lancaster County.

You won't be bored and the offerings are widespread from outdoor recreation to produce markets. Shopping, antiques, art, theater, and excellent restaurants. You name it I think it can be found here in this county.

Your first adventure is the Leola Produce Auction on Church of the Brethren Road, Leola PA.


The Amish and English bring their produce, flowers, shrubs to this wonderful auction a couple of times a week. 

You will find an Amish man with his beautiful horses and maybe a load of corn being pulled behind him.                              
In the next lane an "English" fellow might have a load of watermelons.

When you walk the aisles inside the auction house their might be thirty different colors of peppers, buckets and buckets of sunflowers, potatoes, fruits in seasons, flowers and whole lot more.                                
This is a photographer's paradise when it comes to colors!

An absolute delight for the "foodie" and person who wants their wares right from the fields and fresh as the morning dew!

The auction goes for hours and the it offers great food from the snack stand.  It always tastes great when you are in the open fresh 

The Amish are cutting tobacco and getting their "tepees" to start drying the tobacco as it is cut.  

The fields are beautiful right now with the "tepees", other other crops being harvested.

Right now the most beautiful sight to me is along Route 462 by Lehmans Feed Store a field of sunflowers.  

Come along the Old Route 30 bridge and go about ten minutes up the road on your right.  You can't miss them. 


They are all pointing in one direction and just glorious! 



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