It's a cold day in Janurary, lots of wind and sunshine... not Sunshine for warmth but for light, and that is good. We haven't seen snowfall accumulations since December.
January... I remember when I was a kid, I loved a good, cold, January day because of ice skating or if there was snow, other winter sports like sledding! I must say, these days it's about staying indoors and keeping warm or wishing for a trip to Florida or some place much warmer.
Things to do in Lancaster County aren't as plentiful as in Spring, Summer, and Fall
but still there is ....
Country Housewares Store
Zook's in the town of Intercourse
Kitchen Kettle Village
Bird In Hand Farm Store
Thrift Shopping all over this area
Sight Seeing of stark winter landscapes
Staying in for a day
Peaceful Valley Furniture and Stuff
Metal and Crate next to Dienner's Country BBQ
Ken's Gardens/ dreaming about Spring plantings
Columbia Antique Shops
Park City indoor Shopping Center and Food Court
Strasburg Market, open daily except Sundays
Mud Sales coming up in March
Sight and Sound Milennial Theatre
Strasburg Railroad and related
Some Restaurants are open here close to Stumptown Manor
Gracies in Leola, closed on Mondays
New Holland Family
Katie's Kitchen on 896
Agape Cafe w full menu
Also some on the Rt. 30 stretch close to Target and the Mill Shops.
In Amish Country
Things mostly go on as any other winter here.
Most schools are back in in-person classes.
Some folks work from home that normally go to an office setting.
We are all careful when we go out.
Cleaning protocols are strong, but restaurants and BnB's are always careful about germ migration and transmission. We just step it up and do more of what we always do. If we'd have any type of cold or more, we'd cancel and hope you'd do the same. Be more aware and careful, but hope you continue doing life and enjoying experiences and take time to GET AWAY. We serve breakfast in your room or at least seperately from one another as needed. We chat about it and make a plan each time, then do what we can to keep you safe and know you would do the same while here. No one who came has brought anything (sickness) with them so far that we know of and no one left who took anything unwanted with them. Seems to be a time and season that needs lots of kindness and understanding of different thought and persuasion. We're here for that!
We plan to be CLOSED here from February 7 until February end. But are looking forward to a great year ahead and hope to see many of you peak out of your homes and communities and make plans. We can't stay IN forever.
Look forward to seeing you SOON, or in the coming months ahead.