Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A New Adventure Awaits You Around Every Corner - Funky Flick

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Funkyflick Company. All opinions are 100% mine.

I found a awesome new website called Funky Flick. It is so fun to use. All you do is type in the name of a book, movie, or Wikipedia page and it will give you movie suggestions based on that information. It is great for anyone to use who likes movies. Because no matter what your particular interests are it will find you new movies to watch.

I like to travel. Whether it is locally here in PA Dutch Country or around the world. I am always on the go traveling and looking for Adventure. When I am not traveling I am usually reading a book about travel or watching movie with a travel related or adventure theme.

Here are some of the new movies I found based on my interest in the PA Dutch, travel and adventure.

  • UP (2009) 1hr 29min - Comedy, Family, Action
  • Outsourced (2006) 1hr 43min - Comedy, Romance, Drama

  • Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D (2008) 1hr 33min - Family, Action

  • 127 Hours (2011) 1hr 34min - unknown - History, Action, Drama

  • Witness (1985) 45min - Romance, Thriller, Drama

And the last movie on my list is Witness. It stars Harrison Ford. You know any movie he stars in there is definitely going to be some action. It was actually filmed right here in PA Dutch Country in the towns of Strasburg, Intercourse, and Lancaster. In fact, you can take a horse and buggy ride right through the fields where the filming took place.

So head on over to Funky Flick .and find some new picks.

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

65th Annual Kutztown PA Dutch Folk Festival

Every year people come from all over the world to experience the sights and sounds of the PA Dutch Folk Festival. The festival ran from June 28th to July 6th. And they now have extended hours til 8pm in the evening. This unusual nine-day festival had been featured twice in National Geographic and has been called "one of the most unique festivals on the East coast" by the Washington Post. If you want to learn more about the PA Dutch Culture and see the beautiful PA Dutch Art. The Kutztown festival is the the place to be. The festival is annually in June. If you haven't experienced it. Then you really should. There is no other like it in the country.
I recently visited on Thursday. I wish I could have visited a second time this year but was unable to. I look forward to next year's festival. Below is a few photos from the festival. Including yours truly with distelfinks (PA Dutch Goldfinch art) on my skirt.
They had an operational PA Dutch summer kitchen set-up by Albany Township Historical Society. They were make PA Dutch Bot Boi (Pot Pie)with chicken for the volunteers and they were also making shoo-fly pie.
The recipes come right from this really neat cookbook I got called Folk Art and Foodways of the Pennsylvania Dutch: A Collection of Paintings, Food Lore, and Seasonal Recipes from the Allemaengel in Northern Berks County. I love books. So its hard for me to pass them up. When I saw the PA German Historical Society was there I had to stop and get another book Writing the Amish: The Worlds of John A. Hostetler (Pennsylvania German History & Culture)

Baling Hay Demonstration. A much different method then is used today on modern farms.
If you haven't been then come check it out again next year. Hope to see you there!!