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I have a lot of history with this particular motel and its restaurant , you see i first paid a visit when i was very young in 1967 , so this place has reserved that special place in my heart. This motel was the very first place that me and my family had stayed in on what was our first ever visit to Lancaster Pennsylvania coming from New York City, which also would be the first time for us being exposed to some people (Amish) who seemed so very different than we were.


   We stayed only for one night in the summer of 1967 because we had very little money, but its that one night that was the beginning of what would be a life time of memories and continued visits that still are taking place for me today. (See  restaurant review below)       Richard

Some facts for 1967: President of the united state’s Lyndon B Johnson. Adverage cost of a home $24,600. Median household income 7,143. Cost of a movie ticket $1.20. Cost of a big mac 45 cents. 1967 Chrysler town and country cost 4,086. A gallon of gas 33 cents and a gallon of milk one dollar and 3 cents. The number one song for the month of  March 1967 is from the   Doors “Light my fire”. Actor George Kennedy wins an academy award for best supporting actor in the movie “Cool Hand Luke”.

Introduction:  Since i was in the area for the “Witness” farm tour the movie that stared Harrison Ford in 1985 i needed someplace to have dinner before the start of that tour which was to begin at 5pm this past fall. First let me ask “does anyone remember when this motel and restaurant was calledDeitsch Shier before best Western bought it and made it part of its chain of motels.

 Those of you who knew that  answer  were surly  here in the old days when this area was not on the top of most every one’s vacations list like it is today, with a lot of those visitors coming from the northeast states since its drivable. I walked-in hungry after not really eating for most of the day, and was seated by a friendly waitress.

 My Review: Having been here many times than i could even count i was fully aware of how packed  this place could get with Amish and non-Amish customers, so because i was early i had my pick of any seat in the restaurant. After getting a cup of coffee and an ice tea i made my decision to order the  Lasagna with salad which was the special of the day with all you could eat for around $7.99 plus drinks. 

 These specials that this restaurant offers is great for those who have maybe been walking or biking, or who just have a big appetite like i did on this day and the price wont break the bank if you chose what’s on the menu wisely like i did. The lasagna was pretty good but if your looking for Italian  restaurant quality then you should order something else like what they really do best which is  their meatloaf or local Lancaster ham.

To be honest with you I’ve never really had a bad meal here, and breakfast time might be the best time to drop by because of all the Amish tradesman that stop by in the morning for a quick meal. If you love chili soup then you will truly be paradise here because its great with a good amount  of tomato’s and beef along with beans, and best of all its not sweet tasting (i hate that).

If your hungry then id give the specials a look, and if your looking to maybe strike-up a conversation with some of our local Amish then id sit at the counter to have your meal and enjoy some good conversation. Then when that meal is all over it will be now part of your own memories for your own tails to tell someone, just like I’m now doing with almost 45 years of them locked in that special  place that i sometimes like to remember.  Richard

Amish one room school house in north Lancaster

A his/her outhouse

The north part of Lancaster county which has a fairly good sized old order Mennonite settlement, and this buggy is something that i like to call a Mennonite work buggy. With its stainless steel trim in the back and tough look makes it for them a sort of old order Mennonite version of a pick-up truck!


A teaser really for what’s coming up next Friday when i post all of the image’s from the Witness movie farm tour that i had gone to the same day as my visit to the village restaurant, And since i had a good amount of images from that movie location’s tour i decided to post a few of the  very first images of the start of my tour. We had some flooding in the Lancaster and Lebanon area among other counties, so some of the other covered bridges that we were to take a look at were flooded out and one was almost destroyed and was washed away from its original location. That bridge will  now be restored so thankfully it was saved.


Don’t you just love covered bridges
Hey i go for the detail’s, i have to see whats under a bridge!
I took this picture while the tour van was still on route to the farm home where the movie was filmed, so its really a picture of a picture that was in a book being passed around to all of the folks on the tour

The Amish Experience tour van and this is where this post stops, you will have to drop by next Friday for the complete post with lots of images from this day. Now how’s that for promoting folks,lol.    Richard

 Overnight Lasagna recipe

2 pounds ground beef

1 medium onion, chopped

1 large can or jar spaghetti sauce

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

Lasagna noodles, uncooked

16 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese

1 cup water

Brown hamburger and onion, drain. Add spaghetti sauce, garlic powder, and tomato sauce.

Place a layer of lasagna noodles on bottom of greased 9 x 13-inch pan. Place half of hamburger mixture over noodles. Sprinkle with Mozzarella. Repeat layers. Pour water around edges. Refrigerate covered overnight or freeze.
Bake 1 hour covered at 350 degrees F, then 15 minutes uncovered or until golden. Let stand 15 minutes.

Recipe from

Serve with garlic toast or Parmesan bread.

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