First off, we will be there from a Wednesday to the following Monday. Will there be enough for us to see and do? I know to go to the Green Dragon Flea Market on Friday and also to hit Adamstown for their antiques; drive through the back roads and through covered bridges; take a buggy ride. Help, what else to keep us busy? We're really not interested in the outlet malls.
I would like to stay in Bird-in-the-Hand at the Village Inn and Suites, spend a couple of nights at the Fulton Steamboat Inn and one night at the Kitchen Kettle Village Inn and Suites in Intercourse. We don't mind switching around as we would like to experience these different places (they all look so cute and who knows if we'll ever be there again). Are these good choices?
We want to experience authentic Penn. Dutch food. Which would be the best restaurant for that? Is it the same as Amish food? Which smorgasbord is the best? (we don't eat ham.)
I know that Amish-owned places are closed on Sunday. Is it worth going to Hershey? We are not interested in the amusement park -- we've got the original DISNEYLAND here. Is it worth going to Hershey World? What about heading over to Valley Forge for the day? Or, just driving around the cute little towns such as Lititz, Strassburg, Ephrata, etc?
Now for a really big question. Is it feasible to drive from Alexandria, VA, through Maryland heading toward Delaware then up to Lancaster County? I've never been to Delaware and thought if its near, I'd drive through it. Everything in the eastern part of our country looks so close together.
Any suggestions anybody can give me will be so appreciated. Thanks in advance. If you need to know more from me, please feel free to ask.