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Join the PA/WV Viper Club on a Scenic Amish Country Covered Bridge Cruise, April 26th

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  1. RedEnuf93

    RedEnuf93 Enthusiast

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    Join the PA-WV Viper Club on a Scenic Amish Country Covered Bridge Cruise



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    This will be a slow paced, approx. 60 mile drive through the heart of Amish Countryside, filled with horse driven black buggies. This time of the year you’ll be able to see lots of mules and Amish working on fields.

    DRIVE SLOWLY...... BUGGIES AHEAD.....
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    We will start at the SONIC Drive In, located on RT 222 Brownstown, PA on April 26th at 10AM.
    Sonic Drive-In‎ 4247 Oregon Pike, Ephrata, PA (It is in Browstown, but postal address brings up Ephrata... Brownstown is about 3 miles south of Ephrata, on RT 222)
    sonic drive loc: Brownstown, PA - Google Maps

    There is a Sheetz gas station across the road for anyone in need of gas. Drive starts at the north side of Lancaster County, moving to west towards Columbia. From Columbia we will drive south along the Susquehanna River and will turn east again towards Strasburg. From Strasburg east to Paradise, North to Intercourse and Bird in Hand. (I bet you thought your town had funny names…) The cruise will have 10-11 bridges, some are crossing small creeks and few of them are quite large. We will stop at Intercourse to eat, Amish style…


    After the lunch, we’ll continue north towards our starting point Brownstown. At Brownstown we’ll cross 3 most scenic bridges in this area.
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    Cruise, including the lunch will take about 4 hours. Once we have crossed the last covered bridge, we will gather at our house (Lauri’s house - see address at bottom) for refreshments (I don’t think anyone will be hungry after the Amish style meal…)

    Note:
    Since the drive will at winding country side roads, some barely as wide as your Viper, your car may end up a bit dustier than usually. Mules pulling farm equipment frequently cross the roads.
    Some of the bridges may be steeper than your drive way, my car undercarriage does touch occationally the entry or exit ramp. (Mine is however lowered 2", so a normal Viper should be OK.)
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    There will be quite a few horse driven buggies on the road, pass them SLOWLY, our cars can spook the horses easily. Occasional “road apples” can be also be found (Horse poop)
    Do not pack 5 cars on the bridge at one time, some of them have a low weight limitation (3-5 tons)

    Want to stay longer???
    Lancaster County has some of the best shopping, Rockvale outlets and Tanger Outlets offer anything from Ralph Lauren, Mikasa to Bose and Le Gourmet Chef...
    Or take a ride in a Steam Locomotive in Strasburg.
    Wanna’ know how 1 (one) horse power feels like, take an Amish Buggy ride.
    Interested in seeing an Amish house and farm? We have several.
    There will be also plentiful of Amish road stands, with baked foods, homemade root beer, jams, jellies, pickled veggies and handmade wooden goods. Several of them are “honor stands”, meaning that you pick what you want and pay into a coffee can. Stands are open Saturday, but NOT on Sundays.
    Antiques? At Stoudtburg you’ll have 78.000sft and 400 dealers… and Stoudts micro brewery
    Wave at the Amish, even if they prefer black buggies and horses, they do like Vipers. Don’t believe it? Just try!


    Links:
    Rockvale Outlets: http://www.rockvalesquareoutlets.com/
    Tanger outlets: http://www.tangeroutlet.com/lancaster
    Steam Locomotive rides: http://www.strasburgrailroad.com/
    1 (one) HP rides: http://www.amishbuggyrides.com/
    Amish House: http://www.amishfarmandhouse.com/
    Antiques: http://www.padutchcountry.com/member_pages/Stoudtburg_Antique_Mall.asp

    Hotel Info:
    Holiday Inn Express Lancaster-Lititz, 101 Crosswinds Dr., Lititz PA 17543 – www.hiexpress.com – (717) 625-2366
    Corporate rate is $ 105, Swimming pool, breakfast etc.

    Warwick Inn & Suites, 613 Furnace Hills Pike (RT501 1 mile north of Lititz), Lititz PA 17543 - Warwick Inn - (717) 627-7500
    Corporate rate is $87, breakfast.

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    If there is interrest, we can stop to take a steam locomotive ride (1 hour) or anything else you find interresting.. like stopping at Amish food stands...
    Just shoot me an e-mail and I'll make it happen.

    We would like to get a head/car count, so that we can make reservations for the restaurant. It is not a fancy place, like said, very Amish... Long tables and buffet style.
    Please let Ginger know who will be attending!

    Event Organizer:
    Lauri (RedEnuf93) Virkkunen
    [email protected]
    2502 Butter Road
    Lancaster, PA 17601


    Additional contact:
    Ginger Kurzejewski
    [email protected]


    607-426-0837
    Join the PA-WV Viper Club on a Scenic Amish Country Covered Bridge Cruise




    [​IMG]

    This will be a slow paced, approx. 60 mile drive through the heart of Amish Countryside, filled with horse driven black buggies. This time of the year you’ll be able to see lots of mules and Amish working on fields.

    DRIVE SLOWLY...... BUGGIES AHEAD.....
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    We will start at the SONIC Drive In, located on RT 222 Brownstown, PA on April 26th at 10AM.
    Sonic Drive-In‎ 4247 Oregon Pike, Ephrata, PA (It is in Browstown, but postal address brings up Ephrata... Brownstown is about 3 miles south of Ephrata, on RT 222)
    sonic drive loc: Brownstown, PA - Google Maps

    There is a Sheetz gas station across the road for anyone in need of gas. Drive starts at the north side of Lancaster County, moving to west towards Columbia. From Columbia we will drive south along the Susquehanna River and will turn east again towards Strasburg. From Strasburg east to Paradise, North to Intercourse and Bird in Hand. (I bet you thought your town had funny names…) The cruise will have 10-11 bridges, some are crossing small creeks and few of them are quite large. We will stop at Intercourse to eat, Amish style…


    After the lunch, we’ll continue north towards our starting point Brownstown. At Brownstown we’ll cross 3 most scenic bridges in this area.
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    Cruise, including the lunch will take about 4 hours. Once we have crossed the last covered bridge, we will gather at our house (Lauri’s house - see address at bottom) for refreshments (I don’t think anyone will be hungry after the Amish style meal…)

    Note:
    Since the drive will at winding country side roads, some barely as wide as your Viper, your car may end up a bit dustier than usually. Mules pulling farm equipment frequently cross the roads.
    Some of the bridges may be steeper than your drive way, my car undercarriage does touch occationally the entry or exit ramp. (Mine is however lowered 2", so a normal Viper should be OK.)
    [​IMG]
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    There will be quite a few horse driven buggies on the road, pass them SLOWLY, our cars can spook the horses easily. Occasional “road apples” can be also be found (Horse poop)
    Do not pack 5 cars on the bridge at one time, some of them have a low weight limitation (3-5 tons)

    Want to stay longer???
    Lancaster County has some of the best shopping, Rockvale outlets and Tanger Outlets offer anything from Ralph Lauren, Mikasa to Bose and Le Gourmet Chef...
    Or take a ride in a Steam Locomotive in Strasburg.
    Wanna’ know how 1 (one) horse power feels like, take an Amish Buggy ride.
    Interested in seeing an Amish house and farm? We have several.
    There will be also plentiful of Amish road stands, with baked foods, homemade root beer, jams, jellies, pickled veggies and handmade wooden goods. Several of them are “honor stands”, meaning that you pick what you want and pay into a coffee can. Stands are open Saturday, but NOT on Sundays.
    Antiques? At Stoudtburg you’ll have 78.000sft and 400 dealers… and Stoudts micro brewery
    Wave at the Amish, even if they prefer black buggies and horses, they do like Vipers. Don’t believe it? Just try!


    Links:
    Rockvale Outlets: http://www.rockvalesquareoutlets.com/
    Tanger outlets: http://www.tangeroutlet.com/lancaster
    Steam Locomotive rides: http://www.strasburgrailroad.com/
    1 (one) HP rides: http://www.amishbuggyrides.com/
    Amish House: http://www.amishfarmandhouse.com/
    Antiques: http://www.padutchcountry.com/member_pages/Stoudtburg_Antique_Mall.asp

    Hotel Info:
    Holiday Inn Express Lancaster-Lititz, 101 Crosswinds Dr., Lititz PA 17543 – www.hiexpress.com – (717) 625-2366
    Corporate rate is $ 105, Swimming pool, breakfast etc.

    Warwick Inn & Suites, 613 Furnace Hills Pike (RT501 1 mile north of Lititz), Lititz PA 17543 - Warwick Inn - (717) 627-7500
    Corporate rate is $87, breakfast.

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    If there is interrest, we can stop to take a steam locomotive ride (1 hour) or anything else you find interresting.. like stopping at Amish food stands...
    Just shoot me an e-mail and I'll make it happen.

    We would like to get a head/car count, so that we can make reservations for the restaurant. It is not a fancy place, like said, very Amish... Long tables and buffet style.
    Please let Ginger know who will be attending!

    Event Organizer:
    Lauri (RedEnuf93) Virkkunen
    [email protected]
    2502 Butter Road
    Lancaster, PA 17601


    Additional contact:
    Ginger Kurzejewski
    [email protected]
    607-426-0837
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  2. RedEnuf93

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    Re: Join the PA Viper Club on a Scenic Amish Country Covered Bridge Cruise, April 26t

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    Just a small teaser...

    I think we got 5 coming???? After this, maybe 5 more????

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  3. TAXIMAN1

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    Re: Join the PA Viper Club on a Scenic Amish Country Covered Bridge Cruise, April 26t

    Nice pics Red. I went to Kutztown and its probably been 10 years since Ive been out that way.. Man, those were the days.. LOL..I miss that area..
     
  4. RedEnuf93

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    Re: Join the PA/WV Viper Club on a Scenic Amish Country Covered Bridge Cruise, April

    THANKS FOR ALL COMING TO THE FIRST PA/WV CRUISE OF 2008!!

    Looks like everybody enjoyed the Slooooooow cruise, must be a new record for PA club to travel 88 miles in 3 hours plus? It is however very scenic, lots of mules on the fields, buggies all over, rivers, antique shops etc. We even saw a "Amish lawnmover" pulled by a mule. I dont think anyone had seen one of those before. And got a friendly greeting from the local Amish using it! I told you that the locals like Vipers!!

    At the restaurant we also met the BMW club, they were out in big numbers.

    Thanks for our "out of state travelers" too!! I think there is a red NJ SRT-10 still here shopping.... Looks like Carmen had some difficulties passing those 1 HP buggies with his SRT-8 Magnum.:D Better bring a Viper next time.

    We can definately put it in calendar for next year, no problem.


    As a teaser for all who thought it was going to rain... Check the pictures:D:2tu: And a proof of that Wayne arrived with his 1993 RT/10 WITHOUT the top!!!!



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  5. BriansViper

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    Re: Join the PA/WV Viper Club on a Scenic Amish Country Covered Bridge Cruise, April

    Thanks Pa. for the warm welcome on Sat. We had a great day out!!!! Lauri great job on the scenic drive :drive: The dust, road apples and chance of rain was well worth the trip. Marietta and Lauri, thanks for opening your home to us at the end of the cruise. T-bone was very entertaining..:rolaugh: We ended up at the Steamboat overnight and the Red SRT/10 choose alcohol over shopping that evening...:D Thanks for posting the pictures so quickly always nice to look back at times with friends. Looking forward to the next Pa. event...

    Penny & Brian
     
  6. yellowvipergts

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    Re: Join the PA/WV Viper Club on a Scenic Amish Country Covered Bridge Cruise, April

    Glad to have you join us Penny & Brian. You are welcome anytime!:)

    Ginger
     

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