Simple Advice for Enjoying the Simple Life.
Like most of my friends, family, neighbors and business owners here in Holmes County, we want you to enjoy your time to the fullest as we also do our best to protect and preserve a culture that has been handed down for literally centuries. So here are a few things I tell everyone that’s coming to our neck of the woods.
Driving carefully is of utmost importance. Slow-moving buggies, tractors and other farm equipment combined with rolling hills and narrow roads make for a driving experience few are acquainted with. In recent years some Amish communities have added the E-Bike to their choice of transportation. When making right turns please be careful when you pass bicycles. They will sneak up on you swiftly. It’s better to follow them up to the turn-off location. So drive carefully, drive slowly, and remember that network coverage can be spotty in these parts, so your GPS may not work as effectively here as it does where you live.
Shopping smartly takes a little bit of effort. With any genuine article comes its counter-parts and occasional counterfeits. Ask to speak to the shop owner, find out how long the business has been in the family, and get a sense that what you’re buying is the genuine article. The more people shop responsibly, the better our artisans and local economy can thrive.
Sundays are special here because they are observed more traditionally. This means that the places you missed going to or eating at on Saturday are likely closed on Sunday, with a few exceptions. I know most all of those exceptions, so I can help you make the most of your time, even if it is on a Sunday.
Don’t go it alone is the best advice I can give you. Visitors who want to have a good time but do everything themselves often miss out on the things they really wanted to get to. The simple life is a different way of life, and it requires special maneuvering and wisdom to successfully navigate your whereabouts. If you’re a familiar veteran of these parts, welcome back and enjoy. If you’re not (and that’s most everyone), it make sense to get good advice from good people.
FOUR REASONS TO TAKE ONE OF MY TOURS
GO WHERE YOU WANT, WHEN YOU WANT.
I’ll show you the best places, and get you back safely. And you can leave all the driving to me.
LEARN FROM A LOCAL.
I grew up here. I live here. And the Amish are my friends, my neighbors, and my family (literally). I know a lot of people… and even a few secrets!
SEE THINGS NO ONE ELSE CAN SHOW YOU.
Visit exclusive historical, agricultural and artisan landmarks many folks may not have heard of.
HAVE FUN, RIDE IN STYLE, AND EAT LIKE A KING.
I’m a friendly kinda fellow, with a fully insured, current Mercedes Sprinter. And, if you’re booking a dinner, I have a family that can make a meal that’s other-worldly.