Lancaster County,also known as the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, is famous for its Amish people.This is a peaceful place where you can get away from the hustle, bustle of our every day lives, relax in a horse drawn carriage(Buggy) and enjoy the green endless farms.All I remember seeing in my 40 minute buggy ride was Green and blue colors.Seems so untouched and unpolluted!
Filled with 28 covered bridges, the place has dramatic views and a slow paced life style.
In their houses, the Amish speak Dutch, a dialect of German but are taught English when they begin to go to school.Kids go to school in a formal setting(one -room schools) until 8th Grade by teachers who had education until 8th grade themselves!Later on , the parents take up the responsibility of coaching them.I could not take a picture of the school, by the time I took the camera out, the school was far behind me.
We wanted to visit a few more places around Lancaster but with a kid, you can imagine what its like!We plan 101 things and end up visiting 1 or 2:).
We went to Strasburg rail road and I must say the ride and the train both reminded me of the unforgettable trains in India.There is a certain charm to the 'choo choo,Chug Chug' trains as my daughter calls it!
Award with a Tag
I have been passed awards from the lovely Ramya and Suparna .Thanks so much!I had fun doing this:D as much as I enjoy reading all your tags..
Here we go:
What is your current obsession?
Photography and Blogging, of course
What are you wearing today?
Capri and Black Top
What's for dinner?
Peas and Carrot Pulao
What’s the last thing you bought?
Organic Whole Milk
What are you listening to right now?
What do you think about the person who tagged you?
Creative and Lovely bloggers!
If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
What are your must-have pieces for summer?
Sun glasses and bottled water
If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
Which language do you want to learn?
Tamil! My husband is from Madras and yet it’s a shame I couldn’t learn in almost 10 yrs of my stay with him :D
What’s your favourite quote?
Its hard to choose 1 quote among my favs but here are 2 that I like
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. Abe Lincoln
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. –Nelson Mandela
Who do you want to meet right now?
What is your favourite colour?
What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own closet?
Lavender color Skirt
What is your dream job?
An architect ( To those of you who watch Seinfeld: No! I am not George and I don’t work for Vandalay Industries!)
What’s your favourite magazine?
If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on?
On my daughter’s clothes/Toys.
What do you consider a fashion faux pas? (Faux pas mean error in etiquette.. )
Salwar and sneakers
Who are your style icons?
Describe your personal style?
Simple and Comfortable; Nothing too heavy and jazzy!
What are your favorite movies?
The list is huge-DDLJ,
What are three cosmetic/makeup/perfume products that you can't live without?
All I use are Lipstick, Perfumes and Eyeliner (I don’t use cosmetics all that much so I can live with out all the 3)
What inspires you?
Creativity and Courage
What do you try to cook when you have cooking blues (When you feel real lazy to cook some thing)"?
I usually order Pizza but if I have to cook, that will be rice and dal
Give us three styling tips that always work for you:
Being comfortable in what I wear
What do you do when you “have nothing to wear” (even though your closet’s packed)?
Interesting qn but I dot think I ever came across such a situation!
What Kitchen gadget would you like to own?
Which is the one gadget/utentsil without which you just can’t work?
Pressure Cooker, although I had a blast in my house in which I couldn’t hear for a couple of days:P.. No lesson learnt looks like.He he He
What do you do when you are feeling low or terribly depressed?
Play with my daughter or watch cartoons!
What is the meaning of your name?
Poetry:) It is easy to guess what my name is now!Can you ?And yes, the blog is under my daughter's name and not mine:D
Which other blogs you love visiting?
All of ‘em! Each one is so unique ..
Chocolate in any form
Favorite Season ?
What is your funniest cooking disaster?
While there are many incidents, this happened recently so easy to remember-The recipe for crackers calls for All purpose flour and I tried to replace it with the whole wheat flour that I had in the house, which is more close to chapatti flour. I followed the instructions and made the dough. I made it into a cracker shaped pieces and put it in a 450 F oven and was happily waiting for the kneaded dough to become crispy and all nice like store bought crackers and .. there I was holding a soft, chewy, weird textured dough Oops..cracker! My parents were there at the time and we could not stop laughing at my so called “CRACKER”LOL
What is your comfort food?
Rasam and Rice
What is the one dish that you love to make over and again?
Who inspired you to start blog?
Initially my friend Siri and later, I think I got inspired by all you bloggers!
Respond and rework – answer the questions on your own blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, and add one more question of your own. Then tag eight or ten other people.
I am replacing the Give us three styling tips that always work for you with:
Which 3 places do you like to visit/vacation?
My question: Which 2 blogger friends would you like to invite to your place and what would you like to cook for them?
I am passing this to these lovely bloggers:
Srilakshmi of Annapurna
EC of Simple Indian food
Pratibha of the The Chef and Her Kitchen
Vrinda of Sankeerthanam
Vani of Mysoorean
Aquadaze of Served with Love