Today, I rode through Ohio’s Amish country. What I know about the Amish I learned from television and movies. That’s probably not the best source of information. I did see a few buggies along the shoulders of the highway, and quite a bit of horse manure. However, I also saw some driving tractors and even pick-ups. That surprised me. Judging by the names of various businesses, there are also a lot of Yoders. On the shoulders, you can tell where the horses walk and where the buggy wheels roll by how rough or smooth the asphalt is.

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Walnut Creek, OH
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New and used buggies. It's like a car dealership for the Amish.

Berlin, OH, seemed to be the center of tourism in the Amish country. At least, the city was busy with tourists today. There were Amish furniture, craft and food stores. Buggy rides were available for tourists from a few places. I did stop at one shop when I saw a sign saying it had more than 50 flavors of fudge. Many of the flavors were expected, like chocolate-peanut butter. Others were very creative, like caramel apple. I should have bought the caramel apple; how often am I going to get the chance to try caramel apple fudge. But, I stayed with the mundane and got some chocolate-peanut butter.

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Millersburg, OH

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A small field of grapes.

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