Just two guys chillaxing in Amish Country.
(submitted by Doug)
Was Lee Majors shooting “The Fall Guy” when this was taken? Must have with that truck in the background.
If this buggy’s a rockin….
This is in no form of Amish Country. Look at the army-approved battle tank/Hummer lookalike in the background! Clearly, they are elsewhere in Pennsylvania.
All was well until billy stepped in horse crap and ruined his white tennies.
Amish people make the best soft pretzels.
Wait though….Amish country with a Hummer in the background?? Ok…?
Even the horse is laughing.
i love the big hummer parked in the driveway in the background.
that’s because they’re amish gangstas.
Weirdness. I have a photo of me standing by this same tree about 15 years past the date of this photo…. I looker much cooler though. Just sayin’.
Hey, I’ve lived in Lancaster ‘most my life. There IS a city here. and Lutherans with purple hair, too.
Why do people insist on taking the picture captions so seriously!?? Just enjoy the site for what it is and stop reading so much into it.
Lol. This is the tree that Father Billy almost cut down to make a new Amish cart, before the boys insisted on keeping it. They just had to take a picture to show their teacher what they accomplished while on Vacation. Those exciting knee high tube-socks, and shorty shorts really add something extra to the photo.
The horse looks like he’s either choking, or pleading for the boys to put longer shorts on.
OH. And is that an Army Vehicle in the background?
Hmm..? Amish Country under attack!
baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaah the caption is perfect!
ahh bless! even the horse is laughing!
I love how the stripes on the tube socks look as if they exactly match the trim on the polo shirt. That’s stylin’!
Oh. My. Gawd.
If I did not know any better, I would swear that’s a photo of my husband and his step-brother. This is slightly freaky.
Because we are two wild and crazy guys! (invoking Steve Martin and Dan Akroyd from SNL)
I actually know exactly where that is… I live in Lancaster, County! Ha… wow that’s kinda weird…
The best part of this picture is I know where it was taken. It was at Abe’s Buggy Rides in Bird-In-Hand PA. One of my best friends lives next door to it. For the record it’s not run by the Amish and that is a steel molding shop across the street. It’s now run by a Spanish family who tore out the pond at the petting zoo in the back, which if you ask me was the only interesting thing they had going.
This is a great photograph that I can show to my teenage boys to prove there was a time when we all wore short-shorts, tube socks with stripes and Addidas sneakers and were the coolest people in the old country.
Just like people and dinos, Tube socks and hummers did not exist at the same time!!
Didst thou win thy soccer match with the Amish Blackhats team?
kudos for not snapping pics of the amish folk. They don’t like graven images, it is a sign of pridefullness.
And the kids on the golf cart….more than likely they are in the middle of Rumschpringe(the young adult running around years before deciding whether or not to join the church)
Fun Fact for ya!!! Vern Troyer(aka Mini Me) was Amish. He left in Rumschpringe.
Interesting Fact! Knew about Rumschpringe but not about Vern Troyer.
Love the Pony Four Corner sneaks on the little brother!
Is that horse’s mouth open? That little kid had better watch his back side!
baaaaahahahahaha. Now THAT would be awkward!
Try thee to look cool, brother.
That is NOT a Hummer in the background. Take it from someone who has been in Ohio for 28yrs, and rural areas for several of those. What you’re seeing is actually a late-70s/early-80s Chevrolet Custom Deluxe or its GMC equivalent, lifted and with the once-popular headlight blackout treatment.
Yeah, definitely late 70’s/early 80’s. No WAY they would have been caught dead in those shorts past ’82
thank you mr. goodwrench.
My mom is a professional photography and this epitomizes a category of awkward family photographs that we have for years coined “Go stand by that BLANK” to be filled in by, in this case, tree. Sometimes it’s a native American in a headdress, a tractor, or sometimes it’s a 5 ft concrete manatee standing on its fins…
Or, more recently, an industrial building.
Definitely NOT a Hummer. It’s just a square-ish old truck.
“who wears short shorts… we wear short short”
I was totally singing that too as I was scrolling down the postings!
Thank you! Finally someone mentioned those SWEET shorts–I immediately had a “Magnum PI” flashback when I saw them!
Their clothes remind me of the 80s but I see a Hummer in the background.
Looking at it, I don’t think it’s a hummer. I think it’s one of the trucks that people suped up to look like the Gravedigger. Which I will NEVER understand…
that’s what I was thinking – the shorts and socks are definitely 80’s, but the vehicle is much newer.
I live in Amish country and its not like they live in some commune. They intermix with the “English” (non Amish) in business all the time. Many Amish have phones at the end of their driveway, and some have electricity to their pole barns if it is necessary for their livelihood.
This picture would be very common where I live. Complete with the awkward soccer players
Apparently, NOVA missed the episode of boys in soccer shorts in Amish Country.
Lakeview, Michigan? Oh yeah…pretty Amish up there. I’m in GR.
I live in Bristol, IN. I’m in Middlebury and Shipshewana on a weekly basis for work. lots of Amish.
It was taken at Abe’s Buggy Rides in Bird-In-Hand PA. Not even run by Amish.
The younger one doesn’t even want to look straight into the camera. Too awkward.
oh no! stop stealing their souls with your cameras!
Ah, the Amish are so misunderstood! That is not an Amish belief.
The horse looks PO’ed.
This is the first Amish Country I’ve seen with power lines.
The Amish can have power in their barns as long as it is billed to their business. Doesn’t matter anyway this picture was taken at a tourist attraction that isn’t run by Amish.
My Mother lives on the road where this photo was taken. Sje is not Amish. There are many homes in the area not owned by the Amish.
Lancaster County is a huge county. Many people who live there are not Amish.
I believe they are members of an Amish Soccer Team.
The best thing about this pic is the subtle social commentary going on in the background. You will see that the photographer has juxtaposed the simple horse-drawn conveyance with a hulking beast of a machine, seen further off and slightly menacing. And yet the horse seems displeased. Is the photographer commenting on the subjugation of some for the convenience of others, while simultaneously pointing out the futility of a mechanical solution that produces so much environmental problems?
I agree with Don. Nicole, you are rocking the commentary. Kudos!
Thank you! I was stating to wonder if I was just plain stupid but I honestly have not a clue what Nicole is trying to say due to the fact that she is using such large vocabulary. The comment made me laugh more then the pic did.
nicole, i have a paper due—will you write it for me???
Double Huh ?
Hmmm interesting theory. I believe dad just likes to take wacky photos of the boys, you know before they get to old. Or maybe the subjugated photographer is juxtaposing the environmental issues of horses.
That’s fabulous. How very American Studies of you! 🙂
when did the Amish start driving 4×4’s??
Read up in the other posts where people who actually live and have been to Amish country like Lancaster knows that real roads run through the area and people drive real cars on the real roads and make room for the Amish horses and buggies. sheesh. The car in the pic doesn’t belong to the Amish, it probably belongs to those 2 wild and crazy guys.
Love how the horse is laughing at the awkwardness of the short shorts
They are just two guys who are having a good time…
Is that a Hummer in the background? What kind of Amish Country is this??
Maybe it’s a horse-drawn hummer. For the Amish with something to prove.
Oh most likely.
Now that was funny!
Amish wit’ attitude!
maybe the hummer is fashioned from wood?
it’s like the SNL digital short, extreme challenge, act casual. instead of andy sandberg winning, i think the junior tennis pro beats the kid who couldn’t commit to a sport.
Are we sure this is Amish Country? Note the vehicle in the driveway. I could be misinformed.
How do you think people visit Amish Country…?? walk?
For those who’ve not been to “Amish country,” it’s not as though the Amish aren’t allowed into town. If there’s an Amish horse and buggy… it is indeed Amish country. So just chillax out already, would ya?
hahhaaha! nice use of “chillax”…not awkward at all!
It’s more like a Amish community. They usually live in the country outside of towns. We have a bunch of Amish people in our town in Texas. They come to town for supplies.
There was this one time….in Amish country (Berlin OH)…..I saw 9 (count ’em 9) Amish girls hanging off a golf cart driven recklessly by a freakishly tall Amish teenage boy. This has nothing to do with anything. I just wanted to feel included.
I love that you counted all 9 of ’em!
Okay two weeks ago at the zoo. The zoo had about 400 Amish people that day. It was a packed zoo day. Whilest eating our lunch we noticed that an unmanned Pepsi dispenser was just being attacked by hoards of Amish, they were just helping themselves. They were having a wonderful time. I kept waiting for some zoo attendant to come along and say something, but no one ever did. My kids were cracking up. Later in the bathroom a couple little girls about my daughters age (10) were looking at her … there she was in her Tank Top and Shorts… and they were in yards and yards of fabric with covered heads. They actually stopped and turned around to stare at her.
haha thats not true! this picture is like 5 min. from my house. I believe it is called jake’s buggy rides on rt. 340 near the town of intercourse. And yes all of that is real. Amish live in the towns and “country”. they are not quite as far out there as you think, they cheat a lot with the whole livin’ in the 1800’s bit.
I thought the two boys were Amish. They’ve pulled over their horse and buggy on the way to soccer practice to chillax and take a few snaps.
Amish do that sort of thing, yes?
Amish do not like their picture taken, they feel that it steals part of your soul, so no, they would not do that. =P
JoyBee, no, they don’t feel that it steals part of their soul. The reason they don’t want their pictures taken is that in the “old days” the way a picture was taken was that the image was actually engraved or impressed onto the film. The Amish believe that this is a violation of God’s commandment not to “have any graven images”. That is why they usually ask you to not take pictures.
Oh, and if these boys were Amish, they would have the long pants, long-sleeved shirts (and usually suspenders) and hats that almost all Amish males wear.
wow. you are so smart.
The “graven image” thing is what the tour guides say but the
Amish probably decided they did not want their pictures
taken because sitting for photographs and
admiring photographs of oneself and others seems very
worldy to people who wish to be humble.
I have been inside Amish houses and saw “graven images”
such as illustrated cards and calendars.
These fellows are standing on the lawn at Abe’s Buggy Rides on the Old Philadelphia Pike, Route 340 East, in Bird-in-Hand, PA. There is a business located across the highway from the buggy rides, which is what you see in the picture. I work 1/2 mile east of this spot. It is in the heart of Lancaster County, right in the middle of the oldest Amish settlement in the United States.
Thanks Mitchell, you description makes me feel like I’m right there!!
LOL! Love the use of the word chillaxing! Perfect!
…me too. I was laughing pretty hard when I saw that.
1 part chillaxing 2parts treeshelf = recipie for great photo
That was my favorite part! My daughter uses that expression all the time.
Awkward Rule #657: Never, under any circumstances, let on that you find Amish Country fun.
…it´s an important rule. really. 😉
I think it’s more of a guideline.
I LOVE Amish country, it is my birthplace….is that awkward?
Or a law.
The horse finds it fun…
Is that the stagecoach from VanHelsing. What would you use to defend a ride such as this? Hmmm
Compound bows in the VanHelsing stagecoach for the win!
NOOO, I’m sorry, Tishy!! The correct answer was a CROSSBOW. But thanks for playing…we have some lovely parting gifts for you!
The Tenenbaums visit Lancaster, PA. NOT PICTURED: Margot, who is having an existential crisis over the improper arrangement of salt crystals on her giant pretzel.
HEE HEE HEE!! You make me laugh.
I thought the same thing!
hey man, I am from Lancaster PA…wait a minute, I think those are my brothers….this is kinda awkward
I swear this is Rt 340 just east of lancaster….
I think it’s abe’s buggy rides right across from Good n Plenty in Bird in Hand
AWKWARD POSE #468: Holding up the tree.
I like the color coordination. White on white, navy on navy, you can’t match better than that! The high socks and horse just top it off!
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