18 October 2010

The Strasburg Railroad

Strasburg

- H&M dress
- AA tights
- UO t-strap flats
- vintage wool beret
- vintage Coach purse

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Riding the Strasburg Railroad is one of those cheesy touristy things that Tom and I love to do over and over. Every time we have visitors come stay with us, we jump at the chance to ride the train again! The train ride is only about 9 miles long and goes right through the heart of Amish country. On the ride we passed lots of Amish farms, cows and horses grazing in pastures, dried corn fields and a huge pumpkin patch. It was such a beautiful day!

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After our train ride we headed to the creamery in Strasburg... another tourist trap! I helped myself to a big scoop of pumpkin ice cream and Tom had chocolate cashew. Yummmm! The creamery also has a little general store in the back where they sell local goods. I'm always a sucker for all the neat packaging. They even have their own colony of bees making honey. You can watch them working through a plexiglass window. I sampled the wildflower honey and the orange blossom honey. I meant to take photos of the store but didn't. Maybe next time! I'm sure we'll go back soon.

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39 comments:

misc-maranda said...

that picture of you leaning out the window is gorgeous!! you should smile more :)

Sara C said...

I love those kinds of things! Driving through the countryside and stopping at all kinds of cute touristy traps is so much fun :) It looks like it was such a beautiful day, and your outfit is adorable.

13bees said...

more smiles - you are so pretty!

BaronessVonVintage said...

A train! Pumpkin ice cream! My kind of day. I LOVE that dress so much!!!

Mariam said...

Beautifull pictures! Just as Your earlier posts:) But in this one You like so shiny smiling!

fashion brick road said...

looks like a fab day out! really like your dress too!!

Katie said...

ohhh that sounds so fun! seems like a perfect outing for fall with the beautiful scenery! some tourist traps are just too fun to be left to the tourists!

J'Anns Boutique said...

Love the out the window pose!


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BlueVanilla said...

Cute dress! and beautiful pictures!
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julia said...

lovely photos!

LittleRachael said...

Beautiful photos - you look so happy hanging out of that window!! :-)

Your hat is adorable.


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Cel said...

I can see why you enjoy riding that train! That looks so enjoyable, and such pretty countryside to see. And I agree with the others, you should smile more :)

Kinsey said...

those are beautiful photographs. i really like your tights with this outfit. that beret was a great find!

Mei-li said...

aaa this train is so cool !!!

Kenziefaith said...

Love these pictures! They're beautiful

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Haiyin, Love is three Oranges said...

I like the simple and cute, yet retro-elegant look today, but what I love best is the photo of you looking out of the window =) you have such a beautiful, warm smile!

Haiyin, Love is three Oranges said...

I like the simple and cute, yet retro-elegant look today, but what I love most is your expression looking outside the window - you have such a beautiful, warm smile!

hannah, heart city said...

i've heard of this strasburg but didn't know it had a fancy old train! i've never been out there but have a bunch of friends who grew up there. would not have guessed it was so beautiful!

Kerri @ OldLadyChic said...

Those cheesy tourist things are always the most fun! Looks like you are having a great time (and looking good while doing it)!

Lexie, Little Boat said...

you have such a pretty smile! these pictures brightened MY day! :)

Miss Claire said...

Sounds like a beautiful day! I tried pistacio ice cream a little while ago-it was divine!! And Oh my gosh, I love your dress.

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Mandi said...

It's like our Cuyahoga Valley train. It goes from Akron down through Canton and into Amish country. I haven't ridden on it since I was a child, though. Good date idea? :)
Also, your big grin is so lovely.

A Little Brighter said...

Oh! the photos are so beautiful and you look so lovely in them! I wish we had a train like that where I live! I would almost be certain i'd be on it every spare second!
Adore that dress too! H&M needs to be here! You always post the loveliest outfits!

Ayesha x

Michal said...

Such gorgeous photos!

Collette Osuna said...

SUPER great pics...I love gingham...you look gorgeous as always...love the pic of you in the window!!!

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Fabiola "Fab" said...

ooh a gingham dress is perfection!

Lovely photos on a lovely day!

Jersey Stretch said...

nice pictures!!!

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Justice Pirate said...

I really want to ride a train so much now. Looks like there is nothing like being in PA on a train. gorgeous outfit and shots. I love them all.

à la Modest said...

My husband and I have only been on the Strasburg once. You're right, it was a really quick ride, but it was a good first time experience for us on an old-fashioned train!

Cute dress! I actually wore a similar dress around that time we were in PA, and when we got back from the area, my dad told me I looked Amish!

Nadia Kamballa said...

Pretty pictures! I'm wondering why I just found your blog now.. You have such a great style. Am following you from now on :)

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FoofandFaff said...

Love that dress, must get down to H&M! :)

Helga! said...

What a stunning smile you have!
I'm curious-you don't wear makeup at all,do you?Is that for any particular reason,or you just don't like it?
:)

natalia said...

Aww, that happy-smiley train photo of you is super cute!
Also, these photos are awesome. Nothing like a gingham dress on a picturesque train.

Isabella said...

I love your dress. Also what perfect scenary. :)

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Sarah with an "h" said...

How neat! I've never been on a train or seen any Amish country. You are so blessed to live in a place like that. :)

:o)Sarah
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Bea said...

These are truly gorgeous. I would just love to ride a train and see all that lovely scenery. Thank you for sharing :)

Bea from A plus B

Samantha said...

These are really lovely photos, the scenery looks beautiful :)

Nicole said...

Oh my gosh! Love the super smiley pic out the train window, you look so pretty!

E. said...

I LOVE the picture of you leaning out the window and smiling! It's beautiful!