We judged these two to be no more than 16 years old, the age at which Amish young men are given the use of a courting buggy. We passed them on our trip through Penns Valley last weekend. The view provides quite a contrast to the sorts of conditions under which English counterparts to these two engage in a similar activity. Even though this image wasn’t the best (it was taken through the windshield) I liked it because it made me remember the sense of freedom I felt when I first took a young lady for a ride in my father’s 70s vintage Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. [Not-so-long story, I ended up with a speeding ticket!] I wonder whether these two experienced a similar feeling of liberation. I also wonder, really wonder, what they were talking about.

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