Monday, June 27, 2016

Anniversary Date

A few weeks ago we celebrated our 31st anniversary of our marriage.  To make the day special, we decided to go to Shipshewana, Indiana.  So we boarded the dogs at Barkefellers the night before and headed out early in the morning since it was about a 3 hour drive and we would be getting back late.   Jimmy was whining with excitement when we pulled up to Barkefellers, I think he actually enjoys going there.
Here we are heading on our way.  This is our first selfie with my new phone.
The weather does not look too good as we head north.  But some awesome cloud formations.
It did rain for a bit, then the sun came out for the rest of the trip.


We made it.  Nice and sunny out now.   My husband petting the fake horse.
My turn to pet the fake horse. 
One of the buildings we walked through.  Many shops and several floors. On the top floor there was a merry-go-round.  The amount of wood in the building was astounding, and very beautiful.


One of the restaurants in this building.  I couldn't resist snapping this picture, as this (JoJo) was a nickname for our daughter when she was little. 


Several buildings had painted signs and murals.  I love to see them, I think it brightens up the places.
Looks like my husband has found another fake horse to pet.




We had lunch at the Pumpkinvine Cafe.  We each got a De-Railer sandwich, (Bacon, Turkey, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Cheddar Cheese and Mayo on Pretzel Bun)  Yum!


I'm always interested in the history of a place.


We took an Amish buggy ride into the country.  My husband was nervous about me snapping a picture, but I was sure not to get the driver in the picture. We were surprise at the sturdines of the buggy.


Another building we visited.  More shops and restaurants here.  We stopped in one shop and got coffee and tea, then set down in the center of the mall and rested our feet.

As we were sitting sipping our drinks, I noticed this mural right across from us.  It is way up by the ceiling (note the light fixture) so when sitting on the second floor it was level with us.
I just love the ceiling in this mall. I wonder what kind of wood that is.


We shopped in several quilt shops, antique stores, furniture stores and Yoder's Shopping Center - at the hardware store and department store.  By the time we were done shopping we had built up our appetite  for some fried chicken and headed over to Middlebury, IN to have dinner at Das Dutchman Essenhaus.  The chicken was delicious along with all the other good foods.  After dinner we walked around the shops there for a bit before heading for home.   

We really had a good time.  We are planning on going back on a Tuesday or Wednesday so we can go to the flea market, the Midwest's largest flea market.  Can't wait.  

We got home late Friday night, so we picked the pups up on Saturday morning.  Even though they were excited about staying at Barkefellers, they sure were glad to see us and practically dragged us out the door. 

Thank you for visiting my blog again.  I will be posting more about the Row by Row Experience Quilt project soon.






Happy Reading! 

Ann

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