Welcome to the Del Boccio's Revolutionary War Tour!
We had a lovely ten days of travel visiting friends, Liberty University, and following in the footsteps of our Founding Fathers as they fought for our Freedom. Hmmm....lots of letter "Fs".
I will be dividing the tour into three parts, so it will not be overwhelming. We don't want our armchair travelers to become exhausted before we arrive home (even tho' our family was)!
Here we are in Lancaster County, PA...Amish/Pennsylvania Dutch country. We saw plenty of horse and buggies, Amish folks and farms, and a beautiful cart of flowers in a quaint shopping area. We had dinner in Bird-in-Hand...what a Smorgasbord. It must have been authentic because there were many Amish and Mennonite families eating there.
Did you know the "Dutch" in Pennsylvania Dutch is not "Dutch as in Holland", but Dutch as in "Deutsch" or German? We discovered later at the City Tavern in Philadelphia that because there were so many Germans in the area, the government was one vote short of making German the trade language of the city!
After dinner, we drove a short distance to the Sight and Sound Theatre in Strasbourg. I was sure we had missed a turn and ended up in Branson, Mo. What an amazing production of "Noah." Their goal is to make the Bible come alive, and boy, did it! We saw Nod (much like Babylon) with dancing girls, ungodly rulers and worldly pleasures. We witnessed Noah and his family struggle with the wicked men who mocked and impeded their work. My favorite character? Methuselah. Never thought about interaction with his grandson, Noah. His name means, "when I die, it will come."