Beth Visits America


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  • Come see what Beth's up to! She's living in her pickup truck (lovingly known as Tach), and rambling the byways and backroads of America. When she has money, that is. When she runs out, she stops and gets a job until she can drive on again. Stop in here, add your comments, and wish her the best. And heck, if you have a driveway, can she sleep in it?

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June 09, 2004

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Kathleen

Excellent post Bethany. You had me cracking up. Jon Bon Jovi...really? I had no idea about that elephant in Jersey. Actually, I have only been to "the shore" once and that was 2 years ago. We Long Islanders take great pride in our OWN beach. :) 'Course I am more of a pool girl. Have fun in Intercourse...it always made me laugh too. If you are still in the Dutch country Good N Plenty had great food. And the Green Dragon market is cool.

caroline

hey, girlie, they're Amish, not mennonite in Intercourse. There ARE mennonites around there but what you were looking at were Amish. Will give you the lowdown anytime you like, one of my anthro professors at Penn was a fallen away Amish man, Hofstedtler, who authored a great book on the Amish. Hope you caught the Amish center where you can try on the clothes, see a great movie and best of all, go upstairs to the quilt museaum and see a cutaway Amish buggy and sit in it. Guess you can tell thems are my ol' stomping grounds. And yes, they do NOT like their pictures taken but a zoom lens is discreet and polite. No John Deeres no matter which sect of Amish it is. Mennonites drive, use electricity in the home and, I assume John Deeres in the fields. Some Amish will use gas powered generators but only to power milking machines or bandsaws, etc.
Woof. I do miss Amish-land.
happy trails..

Kim

"I Assure You, We Are Open!" I have a gropu fo friends who went on what they called their "pilgrimage" to the Quick-Stop and RST video. They tried to buy cigarettes by asking for "a pack of smokes", as everyone in "Clerks" did -- nice subtle way of getting out of brand placement/copyright infringement, I guess. Of course it didn't work, so then they re-enacted the little snippet where a customer gets his hand stuck in a can of Pringles. From what I understand, the men behind the counter Were. Not. Amused.

maryse

i agree. i think jon bon jovi is hot. probably more so now than he was 20 years ago. i mean the guy is 40+ and looks like a teenager. imagine him in suspenders and a straw hat! ha.

katie

hi bethany! i live in nj and i love lucy! i'm glad you got to see her!

the magazine is weird new jersey and they have a website - they have started to collect weird stories outside of our state, pretty cool!

have fun on your travels! lately i imagine picking up and leaving like you.... in PA there is a town "centralia" (sorta near bloomsburg) that is on fire - the mines under the town have been on fire since the 50-60's. and they can't put it out! interesting place, but probably out of your way.

seriously - you should write a book about your travels! i don't think many people do trips like this anymore.

thanks for the inspirations!

katie
(i am a knitter and love rachel's blog, hence i ended up here more than a few times!)

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