Saturday, September 8, 2012

Ohio Amish Country

*Warning** Picture overload.....23 pictures to be exact!!! I am not going to talk about every picture or we will ALL be here all day!!! 
Wednesday Mom and I took a day trip to Ohio Amish Country, Holmes county is about 78 miles NE of Columbus closer to the Pennsylvania border. The 78 miles took about 2 hours, 2 beautiful hours of windy/hilly/country roads!! We only wished the fall foliage had started because then it will be a stunning drive! I am fascinated with all things different, things I don't know much about like the Amish. Sadly, Mom and I only had 1 day so there were SO many places we didn't get to see or take in but we made the most of our time! We went to Berlin............
The next set of pictures are of picturesque Amish farms set in rolling hills, Amish road side markets and a few of the many buggies we passed along the way! There is a fine line between being a respectful tourist and a crazy photo stalker....and believe me we saw many types of people that day. You will notice only in 2 of my pictures have an Amish person in the background (by mere accident) since they don't believe in having their pictures taken......Enjoy...........

 Pst...I LOVE old barns and I like to imagine what all they have been thru and the history that has happened here!

 The main street of Berlin is much more "commercialized" than I thought but with demand comes supply...ya know? The street was lined with cute stores run by the Amish, antiques, quilt stores and a few Amish homemade cooking restaurants! Mom and I picked the place with the most people and actual Amish waiting in line.....and man-o-man was it home cooked delish!!!! Ya ya you know I grubbed!
 A lot of Amish speak German that is one of their heritages and influences.....since my Oma was born and raised in Germany as well as my Mom we felt right at home!! This Cheese Chalet may look small on the outside but it was massive!!! Every single cheese, meat, soup mix homemade in this "factory"......we were like kids in a candy store!
 These are the large vats used to make the cheeses......the day we were was cleaning day! So cool!
 And here is just ONE isle!!!!! I loaded up quite a few things and about 3 of you reading this have a little "something/something" headed your way! (wink wink)
 Here is my "loot"!!!! Butter, noodles, cake mixes, name it, I tried to get it!
Alright, these last set of pictures are from an amazing Farm/Market Mom and I stumbled upon. And for was a dream come true! In a huge barn was animals upon animals.......ALL of them I could touch, hold and snuggle!!! NO JOKE! And if you know me you know what my favorite baby animals are and after you see these pictures you will know how ecstatic I was! This was just so much fun and the Amish were so nice to a "baby animal hog" like me! Enjoy..........

Yup, that face right there sums up our day! Sadly, Mom and I were too busy enjoying ourselves to think about how this is the only picture one of us were me Mom was there! haha! I will 100% be going back to Amish friend Amanda is coming to stay in October and I think I will take her here!
Happy Saturday friends!


Crystal Clear As Mud said...

These pics look like so much fun, makes me wanna go too!

The Other Becky said...

We ARE going there when I come to visit....Maybe Crystal can come too!

Amy said...

That's so fun! Glad you had such a great time w/ your family in town!!!

Becky said...

I went to Lancaster, PA when I was kid and thought it was so I can't wait to visit Amish country as an adult when I will really appreciate it. This is on our list for my visit! (I think I'll let Becky and Crystal come on this trip too...hehehe).


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