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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Montgomery, IN Amish Community

We left Berne and headed toward Montgomery, IN about 10:00am.  Along the way, we saw a designation on the Indiana State Road Map noting ‘the longest covered bridge in the USA’, so we decided to take a little side road to check it out. 

It was long, and also in bad physical shape.  The road to it was very narrow in places, but we were lucky that the traffic was very light……… we met very few vehicles coming from the opposite direction.

Here are some pictures………..

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While we were sitting on the side of the road, a truck parked in front of us and delivered a porta-potty -- presumably for a construction work crew……

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A better picture shot from the inside of the Bus as we crossed the bridge…….

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We arrived in Montgomery in a bad rain storm.  Once it passed, we found a local campground park, and secured a site in it.  We then took the car and did some touring.  We found the Gasthof Amish Village, and checked out the restaurant and bakery.  We got a piece of coconut cream pie at the bakery, and decided to come back to the restaurant for the Friday night dinner buffet.  The food was great!!!!

Here are some pictures of the grounds at the Amish Village………..

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A close-up of the yellow lilies…….

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Patsy sitting on the porch of the bakery…….

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The “Blue Door” gift shop

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The restaurant………

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A second gift shop on the grounds of the village…….

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We asked where we could find the Amish.  The lady at the restaurant told us to go to the big auction at “Dinky’s” Auction House on Friday night.  We went on Friday afternoon, and found a ‘flea market’ of sorts with ‘expired’ foods and dented cans…… and the Amish women were buying it up.  The expired foods (like Hostess cupcakes) had only expired in the last few days.

We went back to Dinky’s after we ate on Friday night, and were surprised at the ‘auction’.  We expected to see professional auctioneers selling horses and other animals.  Instead, we found small groups in either building and outside listening to an Amish guy with an electric ‘megaphone and speaker’ auctioning off automobiles, potted plants & hanging baskets, odd tools and parts, and other grouping of things!!!

Here is Dinky’s…..

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We did a lot of riding around in the countryside.  Here are some buggy and roadside pictures……….

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On Saturday morning, we went to the Amish Flea Market at the Amish Village complex.  We bought something for Aubrey, but did not take any pictures.

We looked to the map, and decided that we would continue on to Little Rock to visit our daughter, but we also chose to visit Patsy’s cousin, Betty, in Memphis to see her first grandchild.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I still feel that with this Blog I am traveling also. Great pictures and just have a great time and be safe. Here in Victoria all is the same and Mom Bertha is still holding on and so is Jim's brother Ernie.