United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Skagway
  2. 2 Alaska in First Week of Sept
  3. 3 family road trip from SF to Portland to Seattle
  4. 4 Amtrack: Denver to California?
  5. 5 Washington DC in mid May. Questions!
  6. 6 Gros Ventre campsite availability mid Sept
  7. 7 Where would you live for a year if housing was paid for?
  8. 8 Honeymoon out west.
  9. 9 Guest Ranch - Montana/Wyoming
  10. 10 Chicago to Charleston
  11. 11 Retiring in NM?
  12. 12 New Orleans to Memphis and back
  13. 13 Route Planning for East USA
  14. 14 Favourite San Francisco hotel / New things to see??
  15. 15 Utah National Parks visit
  16. 16 Trip Report Hiking the Narrows, Zion National Park
  17. 17 Dallas for the first time. Rent car? Activities?
  18. 18 Moving to Dallas - Where to live?
  19. 19 A Puffin, a Whale, and a Moose walk into a bar. In Maine
  20. 20 universal studios and disney
  21. 21 Trip Report Visit to St. Simons Island, Georgia
  22. 22 Hotel Valencia, San Antonio RiverWalk
  23. 23 How many states have you been to?
  24. 24 Quick Trip to D.C. In April
  25. 25 USA, Trip to the south
View next 25 » Back to the top

Not another Amish thread - help out a quilt lover please :)

Jump to last reply

Hi Fodorites

Travel period: early/mid Feb 2014
Travel Plans: flying into SFO initially (11 Feb), need to get to DC by Sat 15 Feb, need to finish up in Williamsburg, VA by 16/17 Feb.
Travel budget: modest.
Method of transport: Happy to fly and drive. Don't want really long days in car as I'm travelling solo and don't want to get over-tired.

I am wary about long travel days given I will be travelling in Winter time.

I'm coming from NZ and attending a quilting event in Williamsburg in mid-Feb. I also have a DC based friend I would like to see on-route.

Being a quilter, lover of natural landscapes and curious about different lifestyles; the Amish community has fascinated me for years.

I'm wondering whether I could use this short trip to observe Amish life and get closer to Amish quilting.

I have read several pages of Amish threads and have considered the merits of Lancaster-surrounding areas. I did toy with flying to Ohio to see Amish there and then driving to DC but am a bit put off by the drive time.

Fodorites, if you have any suggestions for:

- how to observe some Amish quilting and glimpse the Amish lifestyle
- how to see a little of the area without getting too bogged down in tourist traps.
- where to base myself for accommodation.

I would love to hear your thoughts,

Thanks in advance.

Lovener1

12 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement