Fun, Fun Fun!!

Fun, Fun Fun!!

Monday, September 28 – Another day in Howe, IN


Happy Anniversary

Mitchell and Margaret!!

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We awoke about 6:30 but it was too dark to walk the dogs so we let them snuggle in bed with us until it got lighter.   The wind was blowing really strong, it was raining, and it was only 50 degrees. 

Not our idea of Indian Summer. 

Ed and Marilyn left shortly after, as they had to get their 5er to the shop in LaGrange for some repairs. 

We hung out at the Inn for a while computering then went to town for a late breakfast. 

Afterwards we went looking for some of Amish wood shops around Shipshewana and Nappanee.  We are looking to replace our dinette table with a round drop leaf table. 

We saw these parked in one of the lots and thought it was very strange.

IMG_0257We found a few places but none had what we wanted or in our price range.   We will probably just get one online. 

We also checked out some other campgrounds.  The one we are in is a Passport America campground but only for 2 days, then it goes to $28.00 which is a bit steep for only water and electric.  After checking on a few others we elected to stick it out here….for a while anyway. 

About 3:30pm Ed called to arrange to meet for dinner at the Blue Gate Restaurant in Shipshewana at 5pm.  We went home to walk and feed the boys then on to the restaurant.  

We met E & M in the Bakery part of the restaurant.  We looked over some of the delicious pastries, pies, cakes, and buns and thought it best to get in the restaurant and eat before we let our eyes do the shopping. 

Besides the regular menu,  they offered family style dinners with fried chicken and a choice of 1, 2 or 3 different meats.  We selected one, meatloaf.  Our dinner also included bread, dinner salad, green beans, stuffing, mashed potatoes, noodles, drinks, and desert. 

Marilyn and Jesse had sweat cream pie, Ginger had chocolate peanut butter pie, and Ed had pumpkin pie with cinnamon ice cream and whipped cream.   All the food was delicious and the deserts even better. 

We were all so stuffed that we went back to the bakery and no one bought anything.  We then strolled across the street to a gift shop and looked around for a bit. 

We were all tired and decided to call it a night.  E & M had to go back to the RV repair shop, as the repairs are not finished and they will camp out there and we headed back to our camp ground. 

Not too exciting day but a terrific dinner with great friends.


Unknown said...

Sorry you guys and E&M are in the rain. We have only had one day (today) with a little rain. So much for the rainy part of this world everyone says we're in! My son wasn't affected in ATL with the terrible floods either. Say hi to E&M if Ed can still move after his make-shift mattress. He'll appreciate that new airbed! Lynda and Bob

Speedy said...

Food sounds good. We have to stick with eating at home...fixed income has cut out most of our eating out.

squawmama said...

Hey guys it is always great to share a day with friends... Hope their rig gets fixed soon... Have fun and try to stay dry & warm!

Travel Safe

Phil and Rudee said...

check out Lambrite's (sp) Wood Working for your table. His shop is loacated south of Shipshewana on SR 5. Turn left on CR 300 South (I think, watch for the signs)and then right on the first road. His shop is the first building on the right and he lives at the farmhouse next door (south). They make tables, chairs, recliners etc and are fairly reasonable for Amish made furniture.