The Amish fiction books are one of my favorite kinds of books to read. Learning about their life style and beliefs is very interesting to me. Upon going to Jamesport, an Amish community in nearby Northwest Missouri, and going on a tour to the Amish stores that they usually have close to their homes, the guide told us about their lifestyle and beliefs. They are very similar to the way the books portray them.
On a fall trip to Delaware and eastern Pennsylvania, my son took us on a drive through the back roads of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, also known as Amish country. It is a beautifully serene land, full of perfectly-kept farms, gently rolling hills, the occasional buggy, and covered bridges that capture the imagination. The bridge pictured here, Weaver’s Bridge, was built over the Conestoga River in 1878 and is still in use today. Cat’s Back Road was one of the more memorable roads we traveled.