Thursday, April 26, 2012

Still in Rising Sun

Part 3 of 3
Rising Sun, Maryland

About 50 miles away in York, PA is the Harley-Davidson Plant so off we went.  They had many motorcycles on display that you could sit on.  Pictures were not allowed on the tour.  The tour was spectacular, starting with a 10 min movie and then out on the floor.  The tour started at the very beginning of building the motorcycles where machines stamped out the fender from a square piece of metal.  At the end of the 90 min tour we observed the motor cycles being test driven and thoroughly check out then the motorcycles are loaded in a truck.  A great free tour I would highly recommend it even if you don't care about motorcycles.

There were about 8 or 9 motorcycles that you could sit on

 This is the one I want

Gas tanks 

Another tour that we went on was at Herr's potato chips and pretzels.  Again we were not able to take pictures.  A great tour and there is nothing better than a handful of warm chips right off the line.

Joe, Frannie and his brother waiting for the tour with their tickets

In the Amish communities there are some odd names of small villages

We were driving down the road and saw a sign that said Home Made Root Beer
Joe slammed on the brakes and started up this long driveway

In these double doors is the sales room along with many Amish items
There was no electric, an oil lamp was used inside the store
The root beer was really good

Cherry trees were everywhere

Joe's parents

Joe's brother

Ellen's gardens

We had a wonderful time visiting with Ellen, Frannie and family.  By the time we left I felt like I had known them for years.  We are really looking forward to visiting again next September.

Have a blessed day

Joe and Nancy

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