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Sunday, February 8, 2015

A Day Trip to Amish Country in Randolph, MS

This morning, we left our Self Service site, and took the Bus to the RV washing area at the Tiffin Campground And Service Center.  With all the driving in the snow and related slush, it was pretty dirty.  We are to show up at Deaton’s Body Shop at 7:00am in the morning, and did not want to show up for a paint repair with a dirty motorhome!!  It looked better when we returned……….


As we left, we drove through the Tiffin campground and found it fairly empty……. which is unusual!!


On Saturday, we took a drive to Randolph, MS where there is a small settlement of Amish.  It is about 80 miles from Red Bay, the weather was nice and sunny, and it turned out to be a very nice drive.  If anybody reading this wants to go, we found that the secret to finding the Amish farms was to find Salmon Road, and drive it.  Most of them live along this road.  Unlike other tourist areas, there were no visitors centers or hand drawn maps to help visitors to find the farms.  The Amish only advertise their wares with signs at the entrance to the farms as shown below…..


There were about a 15 homes that were open and selling something, and we visited about a dozen of them.  We bought some pickles, beets, honey, peanut butter, peanut brittle, chocolate peanut clusters, and some coconut bon bons!

Here are some random shots of homes that we saw.  We weren’t sure about one of them because we saw three pickups and horse trailers parked around the house and barn…… then we saw the sign that said they did horse shoeing on Saturday!!


On the way to Randolph, our GPS routed us for a few miles on the Natchez Trace Parkway.  We had driven on it before, and despite the 50 mph speed limit, it is a nice ride!! 


Enroute, we saw a sign for the Trace State Park, so we took a quick side trip to check out a potential campground for a future trip.  It was a pleasant surprise.  The park was recently upgraded, and had some really nice campsites in 3 different areas.  Here are some pictures……….


Tomorrow, we begin to get our list of items completed for Red Bay.  It takes a bit of personal input and scheduling, which I began on Friday, and will continue until we are finished!

More later………..

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