Friday, December 18, 2009

It's Our 34th Anniversary!

WE'RE OFF TO SHIPSHEWANA, land of the Amish--where the food is old-fashioned and delectable, the shopping is fun, the people are warm and friendly, and the accommodations are down-home. It's a land where the sound of horses' hooves clip-clop up the street and the smells of homemade fudge and pretzels fill the air. Quaint shops line the streets where beautiful handwoven crafts like AMAZING quilts, dolls, jewelry, and other items hang or sit on display. You always come away wishing you'd brought more $$$. Christmas is an especially good time to go, as the streets are lit with an array of beautiful decorations. Not many Santas here, as Christ is fully emphasized--nor will you find anything open on Sundays. Truly, it's a land of old traditions and family fun.

Although Cecil has a bad, bad cold (slept in a recliner last night 'cause he couldn't stop coughing), he still wants to go. I told him he could lie in bed and watch TV, and I'll shop--which I'd be perfectly content doing, but I'm sure he'll want to tag along anyway.

There won't be as much snow there as here, so that will be a blessing, but it will be just as cold. (Glad I'm not Amish and riding in one of those horse drawn carriages with no engine-powered heaters.)

Have a beautiful weekend, everybody.

I love you all. (And now, here's just a tiny glimpse of Shipshewana, Indiana.)


Nise' said...

Have a fantastic time!

Happy Anniversary.

Sharlene MacLaren said...

THANKS, NISE. We had so much fun despite Cecil's cold. He's feeling better now. I LOVE Shipshewana. What a quaint place to visit. Love the down-home feel of the entire town. We wound up staying in Middlebury, 8 miles from Shipshey. Beautiful place.

Have a WONDERFUL Christmas, Nise.

Love and Hugs...


K.M. Weiland said...

Wow! Sounds like a wonderful vacation spot. Have fun!