Friday, October 2, 2009

Another day in Shipshawana

I know - I said that we were going to leave Shipshewana this morning - but we decided to stay another day. We spent the day shopping (yes, we did a few things) and staying inside out of the weather. It was damp, cold, windy, and some rain. One of the main reasons we decided to stay another day was the weather - the wind was horrible. We decided that we did not want to buck the wind. So, since we were unable to do the shopping we wanted to do yesterday it gave us the perfect opportunity to stay.

The one thing that we did not expect when we came here was the quality of the food. We have eaten out several times (three times we've had dinner out at the Blue Gate) and we have not had a since bad item - from lunch sandwich and soup to dinner. Even dessert's are good. It is really a good thing that we are leaving tomorrow - at least we can get back on our somewhat diet.

We went to the Amish - Mennonite story today - which was very interesting. It explained some of the differences between the two and some of their core beliefs. It was set up in different rooms with movies explaining the two religions. I'm glad we went. In fact I did not realize that Shipshewana has both Amish and Mennonites living here. The Mennonite are much more "liberal" in their thinking - allowing their followers to drive cars and go to college to name just a couple of things. As I said, it was very enlightening.

I really don't have much to report tonight - we are leaving in the morning (I promise) and heading for Pennsylvania. I'm not sure if I will post tomorrow night or if I will wait until we get to Pennsylvania - it will depend on what time we stop and where we stay. BTW, the picture posted at the top was one that DAN took while I was in Atlanta - it is of a deer in the field behind the 5th wheel in Michigan at the Nazarene Campground - thought I would let you see how Dan takes pictures.

Take care and I hope that you have a great weekend!

Talk to you tomorrow (maybe!).


  1. Reading your description of the Amish reminds me of an old joke. What goes clop, clop, bang, clop, clop. Of course, it's an Amish drive-by shooting. Sorry. I couldn't resist.

  2. Okay Dennis - I had to laugh even though I shouldn't have!


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