This past weekend
hubby and I
took a little trip to
Amish country to have supper
Carriage Crossing Restaurant
in Yoder Kansas.
It's not far...only about
20 miles away
and it's a pretty drive with
a few rolling hills.
Most trips we are
rewarded by seeing Amish
buggies traveling down the road
but on this day sadly there were none.
We thought we'd do a bit of shopping
in the little town before we ate but
by the time we got there
the stores were closing.
It was 4:30 on a Saturday!
It's a sleepy little town
but the restaurant stays open
The only two buggies we saw were
tied up to hitching posts but
there were a lot of tractors in town
with trailers attached
and a large group of Amish enjoying
a meal under the roof behind
the post office.
See the tractor with the home made trailer
behind it in the picture above?
The Amish seem to be using this mode
of transportation more and more in this area.
Inside you will find chairs benches or
automobile seats that can be removed.
We even saw a child's car seat
in the back of a horse trailer pulled by
This day we saw a tractor
with no trailer
carrying an Amish family consisting of
mom dad and at least 4 children
driving down the road.
They were all hanging on to something
and to each other.
I felt a little sad to see them
traveling this way instead of in their
buggy but it was about 94 that day
so maybe it was their way of
saving the horse from the heat.
We enjoyed our supper and
Along they way we pass a tiny
Amish church and graveyard.
I was told by a sweet Amish lady
one day that this was a
church that was holding to the old
ways. They were not allowing
rubber tires on their tractors or
any farm wagons...they must be
metal. She said the congregation
There is a larger Amish church
closer to town and I suppose
this is where those that
want to 'modernize'
I realize that certain things make
life easier for all of us including
but to me it would be a sad day
if we no longer saw
these sweet people traveling the
roads with their beautiful
horse and buggies.
It's nice to know that there are
those out there who still
live that simple old fashioned
way of life.
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