The very next day the Mister and I left out for our annual trip to Berlin, Ohio. We drove to Piegon Forge, TN. did a little shopping in the outlet stores and I visited the few prim shops there and went to The Pattern Hutch for some wool felt and to search out some patterns.
On Wednesday we arrived in Berlin, Ohio
We just love Amish Country. I so love reading stories about these amazing people and riding thru the countryside and viewing their farms and homes.
Some of the best photos were of the children in their yards playing, or with their parents going into town. But I respected them and did not take a picture.
We did pass a few schools in the countryside and with the zoom I captured these few shots.
Enjoying recess the old fashioned way. Playing ball and swinging.
We did lots of shopping while we were gone and I found a few items that just had to come home with me. I will show you in my next post I promise.
While we were roaming, we visited Orriville, Ohio. There was an Antique Mall there I wanted to visit and we went to the Smucker's Store.
It was such a beautiful place and I loved shopping there. You could find almost any kind of jellies, syrups,,, and all kind of goodies.
After a week on the road we came home , rested for 2 days and then did something we had never done before. You all know Holly lives about 6 miles from us and we are together all the time. But her hubby had gone out of town for 3 nights on a guy's trip to a car show, so Nana and Papa went and stayed over with them for 2 of the 3 nights. Fun?? You betcha . We played our selves out with a very excited Darbee Rae.
On Saturday , we were invited to an End of Summer cookout at some friends of ours from church.
Darbee Rae had fun playing corn hole. The food and fellowship was wonderful. Thank you Gail and Marshal for a wonderful afternoon.
So,,,, Have tried to get back in the groove of things this week, and let me tell you it has been kind of hard to do. On Tuesday evening our WMU from church had our annual cook out at the park. All the fun started early and I forgot to take pictures. So much good food and fellowship there as well.
I have my crates of fall decor out and am trying to play catch up with so many of you. Have enjoyed visiting your blogs and seeing all your pretty houses. You kinda making me feel bad, so with the cooler temps here for a spell I am going to be busy. Hoping I can prove "Less is more" in my decorating for this season!!
Before I leave you tonight, I ask all of you who pray to send up a special prayer for a dear friend of mine from church. She is in critical condition tonight. She has fought a never ending battle with health issues for many years. She is so special to me and to all who know her. We ask she not suffer and for God's will to be done. Also prayers for her daughter who has been a rock for her through her sickness.
Well, I have bored you long enough my friends. Hoping you are all looking forward to a wonderful fall weekend,. Until next time.....