Saturday, February 7, 2009

A Much Needed Drive

This has been, to say the least, a stressful winter week both at home and school. Wednesday morning we got hit with a huge Lake Effect Snow storm. Not where I live but where I work in Cleveland. Wednesday's ride to school was just under 2 hours and Thursday's drive was worse, 2 1/2 hours. I left my house at 7 am and got to school at 9:35 am. Highway driving, black ice, and incompetent drivers at its finest on Thursday.
Today I needed to get away and take a ride just to relax and reflect........
so I was off to Amish Country. Warm temperatures added to the early morning start.

First stop was Maysville Elevator to get 2, 80# bags of horse feed @ $14.70 and 100# of cracked corn for $10. It is Amish run and I have found they have the best price on horse feed and corn.

And then I was off for some more shopping and scenery.

Of course, I stopped at "Primitive Gatherings" in Berlin......my favorite decorating place. I think these are some very cute decorating ideas for around the barn and front porch.

Below are some of my "goodies" and cooking stuff I picked up along the way. "The Ashery" is a bulk store where I buy all my spices, noodles, flours, snacks etc. Check out those yummy Valentine cookies:) I got those, cinnamon rolls, and bread at Hershbergers Farm Bakery. There were 10 cookies in the package, now there are 8! So much to eat, and only me......well I might share if Mom & Dad stop over on Sunday. I had to pick up a few things for them too.

So, all in all, it was a very relaxing morning and afternoon drive.

Sometimes just a simple drive to see a simpler way of life does the mind good.







9 comments:

Nancy K. said...

I live within a half hour of an Amish community and I've never been there! I really need to find someone who 'knows the ropes' to show me around. I think I may know someone ~ I think I'll give her a call and see what she's up to tomorrow. Thanks for the inspiration!

Deb said...

That was a beautiful drive Kristi -
what beautiful scenery....so peaceful and serene.
Your purchases look absolutely yummy :)

Hope the drive made you feel better and that next week is better for you.

Pat in east TN said...

Aaaah, Holmes Co is beautiful with the snow all around. I know exactly where you were and am anxious for a visit there, but only long after the snow goes!!

Your goodies look totally YUMMY and hope the ride was just what you needed.

Tracey said...

Hi Kristi,
Thank you for your kind words on my blog!
What beautiful scenery...loved the pictures! Eat a cookie ot two for me okay?!
Tracey

Christy said...

As you know, I love visiting the Amish but we don't have any around now that we've moved. Nice pictures, looks like a good day.

kristi said...

Nancy,
I will be looking for those pictures on your blog:)

kristi said...

Deb,
SOmetimes I just need to reconnect with my home and farm and going down there does the trick:)

Pat,
Its always a nice way to relax and I find it pretty regardless of the season....always something new to find and eat!

Tracey,
had one for breakfast, probably another for a mid-day snack:)

BlueRidge Boomer said...

We've been to Berlin several times...my SIL's family is from Mansfield.....love the Amish/Mennonite resturant(sp)that we always stop at for lunch...forget the name....must be old age.....Beautiful pictures!!

LindaMay

kristi said...

Christy,
I promise to provide Amish fix pictures for you:)

LindaMay,
Thank you so much for stopping by..its always fun to "meet" someone new:)I think the place you might be referring to is "Der Dutchman"....if its the one in Mansfield. Its actually about 35 minutes from me & a good place to eat:)