Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The journey home...

Horses at the B&B

How can I share all that happened last week? I thought I'd try with words and phrases just from the trip home... I'll be a little more specific about the conference and the Bed & Breakfast in the days to come.

Sights and sounds on the ride home:
  • Combines busy harvesting in fields in each state
  • Snow on the evergreens in the Berkshires
  • Breakfast at the Cracker Barrel in Upstate New York
  • Breathtaking color in Pennsylvania and Ohio
  • Amish Buggies parked at Wal Mart in Ohio
  • Waking to the sound of the buggies' "click clack, click clack" on the road at the B&B
  • Breakfast of strawberry stuffed french toast, coffee, and conversation at the B&B
  • Hazel the cat and horses demanding breakfast at the B&B
  • Changing our route home to drive through Amish country
  • Stopping for groceries in an Amish grocery store... and coffee "to go" next door
  • The highways and byways of the Midwest
  • Being thankful for the open gas station in the small town at dusk... thirty miles from home
  • The comfort of familiar sights as we neared our house
At the Wal Mart parking lot in Western Ohio

Color in Pennsylvania and Western Ohio

Hazel, one of the kitties at the B&B...
who made us miss Sasha and Storm

12 comments:

Becky K. said...

The trees are getting so beautiful now. I am glad you got to enjoy them.

matty said...

Beautiful! I love love love the buggies at WalMart! What a hoot!

Suze said...

Would you maybe consider going to the animal shelter and getting a new kitten eventually?

Anonymous said...

We spent a bit of time in Amish country in Indiana...most interesting...and yummy food too! Your trip sounds so lovely!! We tend to eat at Cracker Barrels when we travel here on the east coast...we can depend on them and the price is decent too. We have never gotten sick from eating in them either plus shopping, or LOOKING in their neat little stores is fun too!! Recently I got a gorgeous patterned little jacket in one on a trip...only $20...as cheap or cheaper than sewing one, so I happily got it!!

Looking forward to more posts from your trip. Wondering too how your daughter found the B & B for you...is there a link via internet, or a book out there which lists them, etc?

Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

We visit Holmes country, Amish country in Ohio very regularly....I am so glad you were able to drive through and enjoy the sights and sounds. We have enjoyed several B&B's in that area, and never had a bad experience. I'm looking forward to all that you share!

Cathy

scrappy quilter said...

Beautiful...I loved travelling with you through pictures. We have Amish not far from us (yes in Manitoba) and the first time I seen the buggy sign I was blown away. Such a simple life.

I just finished read Cindy Woodsmall's new book The Hope of Refuge. It's am Amish book which I'm sure you'd really enjoy. Excellant author!!

Beth said...

Beautiful pictures. I love that they have buggy parking at Walmart!

Mrs.Rabe said...

Lovely trip!

Connie said...

The simple life of the Amish. Sometimes I envy them, don't you?

freetobeme - Anita said...

I'm glad you got to see color, we missed it driving west.

Packrat said...

Gorgeous. I miss the fall colors, but not the rest of life east of the Mississippi. Thank you for sharing the pictures.

Raquel said...

So glad you are home safe and sound and all is well. Praying for you. Thanks for sharing your pics! Much love - Raquel XO