Thursday, December 20, 2007

Amish Country

My Mom and Dad, Lynn and I, picked up my sister, Terri
and traveled the short distance to the towns of Middlebury
and Shipshewana. This is home to the sizable Amish population
of Northern Indiana. We stopped at E & S Sales to snap up the
great bulk food bargains while Lynn found the replacement work
gloves she's been pining away for for months. Next was Yoder's
Meat and Cheese Co. which is getting a little pricey, but is
always fun to look around. After looking around a few shops
downtown, we went to the highlight of the day: Lunch at Das
Dutchman Essenhaus, which serves traditional Amish/Mennonite
meals. I'm not sure how traditional they really are, but the
food is always awesome! Including yummy pie for dessert.
Between Shipshewana and Middlebury we saw lots of horse drawn
Amish buggies and even a schoolyard full of Amish children
playing outside at recess. It's a way of life that used to
be common a hundred years ago, but is now only visible in these
small pockets. It's nice to see that it still exists.

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