When We Knew

by Mauve and Malik
(Burlington, NJ)

Some of our romantic words and stories came from a road trip to Amish Country Pennsylvania and led us to marriage. We had been dating almost a year and took day trips many weekends. For a week-long vacation, Malik and I decided to scoot off to Amish Country. The relaxed pace and simpler way of life reminded us of where we had grown up on Bermuda and Mozambique. We told each other of childhood friends, tales of hardship, stories of want, and about the apprehension of moving to a new country.

The Amish buggies and farming reminded both of us of childhood. It was one of the best times we have shared together. After that trip we decided to marry.

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Horse and Buggy Honeymoon
by: Greg and Sara

Thanks for sharing your story. We are planning to honeymoon in Lancaster County. After reading about the buggies and the slower pace, it will be a nice break for us.

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