Horsepower

traffic jam amish style

Photo by Jen Thompson

If you head about two hours west from where we live, you’ll find yourself smack in the middle of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. The area is home to many Amish families, who live in a “Plain” lifestyle. That means no phones, no electricity, and no cars or tractors. The main form of transportation is horse and buggy, just like the one we stopped behind a couple months ago.

Coming up on a horse and buggy while driving through the Pennsylvania countryside can be a little jarring. However, spotting this single-horsepower vehicle during our visit was even more jarring because we had just spent the day watching 10,000 horsepower (times two) speed down the track at Maple Grove Raceway. You know, kind of like this—

TF D Dixon 2

Photo by Matthew Lowell Thompson

Or this—

TF FC Capps

Photo by Matthew Lowell Thompson

 

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