Thursday, September 9, 2010

Picking Up and Packing Up

Last night, sixteen

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of us had dinner at the

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home of Levi and Ester Miller.  This Amish couple prepares and serves dinner in their home.  They do this 3 to 4 times a week.

We were all invited into the house and

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seated at a big table.

  Levi blessed the food in his German language.  Then both he and Ester started bringing out the food.  It was served family style.

  Our meal started with a cabbage salad, bread, butter and jams.  It was followed with mashed potatoes, chicken dressing, noodles, green beans, pot roast and gravy, and baked chicken.  Oh, yes, and more bread.  Just, when you thought you were finished, Ester was back, passing around more of the same.  And, just when you thought you could not take one more bite, she was back serving you a choice of Apple, Raspberry Cream, Chocolate, or Coconut Pie, and ice cream with chocolate sauce.

Wow...what a treat.  After dinner, we had the opportunity to purchase homemade jams and cookbooks.  Levi also had homegrown tomatoes and peppers for our taking.

We also enjoyed a tour of his garage where he keeps the

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buggies and wagons.

Molly and Donna pretended they

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they were taking a ride...Jim

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pretended he was the horse.

Such a lovely couple, a beautiful simple home,  and an evening we won't soon forget.

We woke this morning to what is our last day here at the Elkhart Campground.  So, everyone has been busy picking up and packing up for tomorrow's trip to the Elkhart Fairgrounds in Goshen.  However, we could not leave here without

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one last Happy Hour/Visitation time.  And, we were even surprised by the early arrival of

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Jenny and Don.  Glad you guys finally got here!

So, with the gang all gathered together, tomorrow, we will make the big 12 mile trip to Goshen and patiently await the official opening of the 50th Escapades Rally on Sunday.

And with that will come lots more food, fun, and friends!


  1. I'd love the experience the Amish meal! Sounds like you have a great weekend ahead. Come meet Bonnie and Butterfly when you have a minute.

  2. We are at Escapade and would love to meet you. We are in Handicapped parking lot 2. Call me and we can arrange a time to meet.
    Nell and Jack