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'Paradise For Plain People'
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | April 28, 2013

Posted on 04/28/2013 2:39:30 PM PDT by Steelfish

'Paradise For Plain people:' The Amish who live in Florida community where bicycles and solar-powered buggies are more common than cars

DAILY MAIL REPORTER 28 April 2013

[Several Pics in URL] Every winter, scores of Amish and Mennonites flock to a small Florida community that is built around their way of life, where buggies powered by the sun and three-wheeled bicycles are more common on the streets than cars.

Pinecraft Park in Sarasota has been called 'paradise for plain people' as the top vacation spot for people who like to live a simpler life without too many modern amenities.

'You just assume that everybody you see, especially in the wintertime, is Amish and Mennonite,' Katie Troyer, who blogs about the community, told NBC's Today Show.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2316138/Paradise-plain-people-The-Amish-live-Florida-community-bicycles-solar-powered-buggies-common-cars.html#ixzz2RnRKYmdl Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

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1 posted on 04/28/2013 2:39:30 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

any swimming pools in that community???


2 posted on 04/28/2013 3:04:08 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Steelfish

Why are solar-powered buggies “plain,” but cars aren’t? And do they look like the carriages with invisible power source in the Harry Potter movies? Not that I don’t wish the Amish and Mennonites a pleasant vacation and all ...

Car vs. golf cart collisions are a feature in The Villages, where my parents live. They might all be safer in solar-powered buggies!


3 posted on 04/28/2013 3:38:41 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Sarah is right.)
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To: Uncle Chip

My Amish neighbors have vacationed there. I think they can swim in the ocean, but I’m not sure what they wear or if the beach is gender segregated.

The folks in the photos with shorts are likely Mennonite.


4 posted on 04/28/2013 8:53:01 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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