You would think the answer to this question would be obvious. However, here at “Florida By Water” we are not the kinds to answer a question without first doing our research. You’d think that this kind of research would be one of those jobs that most people would gladly volunteer for. But don’t make any assumptions; the quest for truth can be a long, hard road.
The quest for knowledge took me outside of our beloved state of Florida. I boarded a plane at Jacksonville International Airport and headed to the Philadelphia International Airport. From there we traveled hours and hours (okay – only 2 hours, but it felt like longer!) by car to Lancaster County PA. Along the way we saw signs for the thriving metropolises of Virginville and Blueball. No stops for us, though. Even though they sounded like interesting places, we were in search of Intercourse.
We traveled across the rolling hills and around some beautiful farms located along routes 340 and 772 until we reached our destination. Intercourse, PA. The town was quite beautiful; it’s a major tourist attraction. Amish horses and buggy rigs filled the streets with the clitter clatter of horseshoes on the asphalt. Smells of spring filled the air. The pace was relaxed and very laid back. It’s no wonder that Intercourse is a lifestyle we all strive for!
But back to the question of the day… Do Boating and Intercourse go together? First we drove all around the area. No lakes, no navigable rivers, no boat ramps; not even a West Marine store. We decided to check with a few of the locals in the shopping district. We presented the question in a way only a true boater could appreciate. Perhaps not surprisingly, the locals did not see the humor in our question. Therefore we concluded that NO, Boating and Intercourse do not go together. The major reason — no waterways. The second, less obvious answer? If you spend all day in Intercourse, who has the energy left for boating?!
In conclusion, it was a great place to visit, but if your heart is in boating chances are you should stay in Florida. There is more to life than just Intercourse.