I live in the Keystone State known as Pennsylvania. My family moved here 5 years ago from Maryland and it is the best life changing decision we have ever made. We are surrounded by rural country and it is not uncommon to see many working farms, many of which are owned and operated by Mennonite Families. Take a short drive to Lancaster, PA and it is like taking a step back in time. You will see many Amish families out and about in their horse and buggies. Today, there are over 25 different Amish, Mennonite, and Brethren church groups in Lancaster and surrounding Counties. The more traditional groups are called 'old order'. They do not permit electricity or telephones in their homes. By restricting access to television, radio, and telephones, the Amish are better able to keep the modern world from intruding into their home life.
Amish Country is a popular tourist attraction in Pennsylvania. Many people travel there to learn more about the Amish and to visit the various attractions such as horse and buggie rides, tours of Amish working Farms, shops where you can purchase homemade Amish furniture, quilts, food and crafts and not to mention the numerous restaurants featuring Pennsylvania Amish cooking. I have always been intrigued by the Amish. I respect their beliefs and admire that they are able to live the life they live in today's world.
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