Self-care is one of the most valuable gifts you can give yourself during and after
an uncontested divorce. Eating healthy and exercise in order to stay in shape. Then, think about a day trip to clear your mind. A local trip can do wonders to rejuvenate your perspective. Pennsylvania is a beautiful state which offers historical, natural and fascinating areas to visit.
Don't feel like you have to head to the Caribbean to charge up your batteries.
Just a little over sixty-five miles outside of Philadelphia, Lancaster County offers a quiet escape from everyday stressors. Residents of the area are mostly compromised of the Amish, Mennonite and Brethren. Activities in the local area range from shopping to dinner theatres.
The Dutch Apple Theater has offered Broadway-style shows such as The Wizard of Oz and
Nine to Five, Smokey Joe's Café and
The Odd Couple. The buffet has a variety of U.S. dishes available such as prime rib, specialty salads and over fifteen desserts.
Evening shows as well as matinees are available. Tickets can be purchased online. For those individuals traveling with children, there is a children's theatre.
Mud sales (Amish auctions), can be found from February to April. This is a time when the farming season is slow and locals have a bit more time on their hands. Monies raised from these events help support local volunteer firehouses.
Often outside shoppers will go to find a good deal on quilts. There are many items for bargain hunters, for example, furniture and tools. Beware, however, since you won't find expect sellers to be giving up their highest quality items, for instance their best quilts, on the cheap.
If you miss the mud sales there are still plenty of shops at which to purchase mementos from your trip. George's Furniture and Woodshop Tours offers a selection of handcrafted goods. You can have a unique piece made for you or select from the standard designs. This is a nice opportunity to bring something new into your post divorce home.
There are a couple of options for viewing the pristine landscape of Lancaster County. If you decide you'd rather have someone else do the driving, there are some bus tours and general tours. A fun way to travel through the area is to take a buggy ride, where you can see the local bridges, visit an Amish farm and petting barnyard. Buggy rides vary in what they offer, so check around for what works best for you.
Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum is a great way to spend the day outdoors. The open air museum takes visitors back in time with costumed guides and different demonstrations such as pottery, weaving and tinsmithing. For your convenience, there is also a shop in the village where you can purchase handmade crafts.
Taking some time out from your everyday uncontested divorce challenges can give you a fresh and invigorating prospective. A local Pennsylvania trip is a great way to create new memories and can be instrumental in helping you move into your post divorce life. Regardless of the time of year you decide to visit Lancaster County, you will find wonderful activities alongside the peace and quiet you may be craving in your new life.