Farmers can not resist the temptation to stop and chat with fellow farmers along the way!
Beds of pink petunias brightened the landscape wherever we went. Always bright pink!
'The cattle on a thousand hills' were enjoying their final fall days out on pasture.
On every corner...a garden market.
From pretzel stands to coffee shops and bistros...the food and service was amazing.
On the advice of a local...we ate at the Boyd and Wurthman Restaurant in Berlin, Ohio. There is a reason that every seat was full and there was a line-up out the door!
Something about the name called for a photo!
There were shops galore...but we mostly toured the countryside.
There are places where children still ride bike to school...
...and play softball during lunch break.
And families play croquet on the front lawn on Sunday afternoons.
Places where one goes to town with a horse and buggy.
The church parking lot on Sunday.
Barn quilts decorate businesses and barns.
'Gardens will bless your soul. They are a place to rest, to draw near, and to heal.' ~ An Amish quote.
Do you get the picture? We found Amish country to be beautiful and peaceful...a step back in time.
Let me add one collage of photos that give the reason for our visit. We were guests of the Blue Gate theatre company and took in the Mennonite Girls Can Cook theatrical production in two locations. We had book-signings at local bookstores as well a cooking show and met so many wonderful people. What a delightful experience to share with all ten of the MGCC ladies!
A tour of Amish country was the perfect way to usher in autumn 2016. The memories will live on.