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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Back roads of Shipshewana

This morning at 4:30am, we got a call from the nursing home where Patsy’s dad lives.  The result was that he was hospitalized, so we will cut our trip short, and head toward home.  We still plan to make some of our planned visit, but we plan to be home by the middle of next week.

Today, we drove the back roads around Shipshewana. Our first stop was a bakery, where we got breakfast!  The next stop was an Amish country store, where we took these pictures of Mom and us at the front of the store:

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As we drove around, we saw a lot of examples of Amish life.  I took a few pictures, and they follow………

A group of women in a “convertible buggy:

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A work buggy with trailer:

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A farmer and work team going to work:

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Horses, horses, horses:

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When I ‘shot’ this one, he fell over!!  (actually, he was scratching his back)

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Here’s an old tree stump in the yard of a person with a sense of humor:

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The following are ‘Buggy Sightings’:

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Another buggy with a trailer:

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The following buggy was available for rides at the Das Dutchman Essenhaus Convention Center and Restaurant where we ate dinner again tonight:

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Speaking of dinner, here are some pictures…….

The restaurant building:

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Mom at the table:

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My “Turkey Manhattan” dinner:

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and a ‘Quilt’ garden at the complex:

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They were also having an classic car show at the complex.  They called it a ‘cruise-in’:

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Here are a couple of shots for Mom’s favorite son, my little brother, Bubba, who has his own black ‘57 convertible:

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and my pick for ‘best of show’:

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Tomorrow, we will begin our trek back…… after we hit a few more bakeries, cheese factories, and stores.

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