*Rebecca is enamored by all the light switches (she’s the only one, ever), seeing as she’s never lived with real electricity and had only used gas lights. The phone in the bathroom was a source of amusement to both her and Sabrina, in this clip below at the :15 mark.
The girls are fascinated with the iPod docking station and as soon as they figure out how to work it, high-five one another and start jamming.
*Abe, 22, also from Punxsutawney, has never had a real shower and immediately starts playing with the bathroom faucet. He explains how he’s always had to mix hot and cold water in a bucket to make a “shower” before. When looking around his room, he declares the microwave “a cooker of some kind”, but instantly forgets all about it when he gets a look at the huge, flat screen TV!
*Though Mennonite’s are different and can drive and use electricity, this doesn’t stop Sabrina, who hails from Lancaster, PA, from still feeling like a fish out of water when she arrives at the Hyatt. “Mennonites don’t stay in hotels because they have alcohol in them,” she says. But she quickly gets over it and finds that she enjoys a glass of red at the Hyatt’s Penthouse Suite. Girl’s got class, hmm?
*Abe quickly learns a lesson about hotel livin’: the price of room service. He is bewildered when he discovers his breakfast of a bacon-cheddar omelet comes to a whopping $52.79. Sabrina points out that her neighbor back in Lancaster, PA sells a dozen free range eggs for $1, so Abe could have had 50 dozen eggs for “one frickin omelet.” Sobering, no? “You’d be broke in two days if you ordered room service every day,” Abe says. You ain’t never lied, man.
*Copious amounts of swear words are used when the girls discover the hotel gym and Rebecca falls off the treadmill. Jury is out on what’s more shocking—the profanity or trying to work out in a dress.
That was just one episode! We’re not sure if there are more hotel antics to come. Our eyes are on the roguish 32-year old (!) Jeremiah, originally from Tuscarawas County, Ohio, who’s intent on hooking up in a hurry, so we wonder if he’s going to bring gal pals back to the crib. And Abe, who seemed to be a sweet guy, is picking up some swarthy mannerisms himself. We fear their rooms may become an Amish Love Shack.
And what happens if they return to their respective towns? They'll be shunned. Kate has already been charged with a D.U.I. while filming the show. They all willingly took a risk when leaving, knowing they’d be treated like outcasts. But if you do a little Internet digging, you'll realize that there's more to this story than what it seems.
So, as much as we love looking at great hotel rooms (especially one going for $499 a night right now!) and series' that highlight them, we have to wonder if we'll tune in again, because at least we like some reality in our reality tv.