Friday, August 7, 2015

Cruising in the Country

My winter cruising is on my golf cart in Florida but my summer cruising is quite different.

My 4-wheeler is far faster than a golf cart.  I invested a few shekels last summer to get the motor serviced and to replace a few pieces of the bumpers.  Having the seat recovered made it seem like a new machine to me. I mostly just go from my house to my brother's, which is on the "next hill."
This is me and my friend, Norma (from Florida) cruising' the country the fast way.
The young couple who bought the family farm have become friends.  I grew up in the Shenandoah Valley where there are many Mennonites but never knew anyone well enough to ask about their beliefs and way of life.  Amanda and Jason are very open and have answered many questions for us.
I've seen horse and buggies my whole life but had never had a ride in one.  Amanda invited Norma, Maribeth (my sister-in-law), and me to go with her to Rocky Cedars, a store out in the country that has a little bit of everything.  It would take about 15 minutes by car to get there and it took us an hour and 15 minutes by buggy. 

It was a very calm and pleasant ride.  (Norma, being the city girl that she is, was upset about the fact that Bob the horse was sweating.)  What a thrill to finally experience a unique way to cruise.  Thank you Amanda! 

So, there are fast and slow ways to cruise in the country and both are cool.